Orange Heart Club for Australia

As you are all aware by now, Australia is literally on fire. I thought that as Orange Heart Club we could try to support those people or wild life raising money for them. Find out more.

BBC.com

Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia.

People are losing their homes, some lost lives, according to Perth Now 3.6 million hectares burned in New South Wales only, greater than the size of Belgium and more than 480 millions of animals have lost their lives.

Australia is the land of many many people, in particular is Dean’s home and home to many fellow members of the Club.

Orange Heart Club was basically born there with him, so I thought to organise this fundraising for Australia.

I’ve looked into the Association linked on ABC.net and choose the ones where we can make a donation with PayPal.

PAY PAL

Why choosing Associations that will make us pay with PayPal? Via PayPal will be easier AND SAFER FOR EVERYONE to collect money.

You can all send your donation via PayPal will add a little fee on your transfer but everything will end up on THAT PAYPAL WALLET.

We’re gonna choose a deadline and the day of that deadline I’ll make the donation by the name of Orange Heart Club to the chosen association.

ASSOCIATIONS

These are the associations from which we can ALL TOGETHER choose, I’ll simply copy and paste what ABC wrote, leaving ALSO the link to the direct donation page so you’ll see where and how the donation will work once I’ll have collected the money.

Any of these association is MORE THAN GOOD, they all NEED HELP AND SUPPORT at this time.

As voted by the Orange Heart Club on Instagram here, the donation will go to the Australian Red Cross.

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

The Australian Red Cross is supporting communities affected by fires in NSW, QLD and SA.

“Our specialist emergency volunteers are providing psychological first aid, working at evacuation centres and helping people to get in touch with their loved ones,” Red Cross says.

You can donate to the Red Cross disaster relief and recovery appeal here.

HOW MUCH?

Anything you can, you want, you can afford. It’s not a challenge between who can spend more money, it’s not really about that. Even 1€, 2€, if you prefer we can put a limit so everyone can donate the same and no one can feel bad if they can’t afford more, it’s all about helping.

DEADLINE TO DONATE

I’m gonna accept donation UNTIL January 20th 11:59PM, on January 21st I’ll do the donation and post EVERYTHING in here and on Instagram, orangeheartclubitaly.

WHAT’S NEXT

Donation done on January 21th. We’ve gathered 250 AUD.

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Thank you Sweet Baby Clooobs.

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other associations

Salvation Army

The Salvos have launched a Disaster Appeal to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.

They’re hoping to raise $3 million in the appeal.

To donate to The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal, go to salvationarmy.org.au, call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or donate at any Woolworths checkout.

Koalas in Care

Taree couple Paul and Christeen McLeod have turned their home into a makeshift burns unit for koalas injured or displaced by the fires in NSW. They’re currently treating 24 koalas by tending to their burns, wrapping their paws in mittens, and creating beds for the animals to rest and recover.

Their beautiful story was shared on ABC’s 7:30 program.

Head to their Facebook page to see what items they’re calling out for, or head to their website to donate to their cause directly.

The Rescue Collective

The Rescue Collective, in conjunction with Animal Rescue Freecycle and Support, is collecting donations on behalf of smaller rescues to help badly burned wildlife who have been impacted by the bushfires.

You can donate to the Rescue Collective here, or find a list of wanted items for donation with a list of drop-off locations here.

WIRES

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service) is accepting donations to help their efforts in supporting displaced and injured wildlife affected by the NSW fires.

“It is impossible to estimate the number of native animals that have already been killed or how many more will be lost in the fires, or to predict the impact that this additional loss of habitat on top of the drought will have on wild populations,” WIRES says.

You can donate to WIRES here.

Article updated on January 16th 5PM GMT +1 with the Association choosen by the Clooob.