If you're watching the bushfire crisis unfold with a sense of horror, we totally get it. It's easy to feel helpless in these circumstances, particularly if you're lucky enough not to be directly affected by the devastating blazes. AS a church we have been praying for our country and the families and lives that have been affected, but generosity with our finances will also go a very long way.
below we have listed a few places where you can send some donations to:
If you want to help firies directly, you can donate to your local Rural Fire Service by contacting your local brigade directly or find out more here.
You can also donate directly to the families of the two volunteer firefighters who were killed during the Green Wattle Creek fire in NSW late last year. Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer both leave behind young children. You can find more information here.
There are currently around 50 active fires in Victoria, too. So if you'd like to donate to the Country Fire Authority or support the Gippsland community as it struggles with a devastating blaze, you can do so here.
In South Australia, the Country Fire Service accepts donations through the CFS Foundation. You can donate to them here.
The South Australian Government is also coordinating funding for victims of the Cudlee Creek fire through its State Emergency Relief Fund. Donations are welcome.
Bendigo Bank has paired up with the Salvation Army to collect funds for all the communities hit by fires so far.
Red Cross, the charity that's running a registration page to help locate people who are missing due to the natural disaster, are also accepting donations.
You can help them out here.