Please note: this feature has now retired. Enormous thanks to everyone who supported the cause and helped to raise more than $20,000 for the Australian Bushfire Crisis. We have a similar feature for Black Lives Matter. Discover it here.
About the crisis
In Australia, months of severe drought mean that bushfires have been ravaging the country since September. To date, over 15 million hectares of bush, forest, and parkland have burned, nearly a billion animals are dead, and 24 people have lost their lives, including three volunteer firefighters.
Thousands are currently seeking shelter, forced out of their homes with little time to prep. Air quality has been impacted as far as New Zealand (a four-hour flight from Sydney).
New South Wales has been the worst affected state, with 5 million hectares burned – that’s an area larger than Denmark. Victoria, Queensland and South Australia all have fires burning.
The fires are now creating their own weather systems, with thunderstorms and lightning creating new fires.
Temperatures are set to rise through this week, further fuelling the catastrophic situation.
Aid is desperately needed.
How Linktree Is Trying To Help
We’re headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, and have staff in Sydney, NSW, and Brisbane, Queensland. We have friends and family directly impacted by these devastating wildfires. If there is one thing we Australians know how to do, it’s help a mate out. Here’s our plan:
We’ve launched a campaign to raise $1 million AUD. By donating through the new widget that is popping up on Linktrees all over the world, you are directly supporting the following charities on the frontlines of this disaster:
- Country Fire Authority (Firefighters)
- Wildlife Victoria (Wildlife organisation helping millions of injured animals)
- Vinnies (Organisation providing aid to people displaced and recovery effort)
To kickstart the campaign, we’ve donated $5,000 AUD.
Anyone who donates over $100AUD will receive a free three-month PRO subscription (worth $26 AUD) if they’re not already subscribed.
Please note:100% of funds raised (after bank fees) will be donated directly to the charities. Linktree will not be withholding any administration fees
Legal / Disclaimer
Linktree is collecting funds via this campaign and remitting directly to each charity listed above, split evenly. 100% of all donations after bank fee's will be sent directly to each charity on Jan 31 and Feb 29 2020. Linktree has submitted an application with consumer affairs victoria to be a licensed fundraiser. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org