Australia Wildfires Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Australia Wildfires Relief Fund

Summary

In 2019 and early 2020, high winds and drought conditions caused extensive wildfires to spread rapidly through Australia, prompting mass evacuations, destroying homes and killing hundreds of millions of animals. All donations to this fund will exclusively support wildfire recovery across Australia.

$3.58M
total raised
23,825
donors
7
monthly donors
66
fundraisers
4
years

Challenge

Strong winds caused the bushfires to spread quickly, prompting mass evacuations in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Authorities said 3.5% of the Victorian landmass had been affected by the fires. Several of GlobalGiving's nonprofit partners are responding to survivors' immediate needs and have asked us to help fund local relief and recovery efforts.

Solution

All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts for people and animals affected by the bushfires. Initially, the fund helped first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund has now transitioned to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in region. We monitor the impact on affected communities and work with partners on the ground to allocate funds to where they're needed most.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

When you donate to GlobalGiving's Australia Wildfire Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:

  • Provide food, water, and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
  • Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
  • Provide support to firefighters and other frontline workers
  • Meet other needs that emerge as the recovery process evolves

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Our disaster relief funds have been recommended by the New York Times, the Associated Press, NPR, Washington Post, Oprah, ABC News, and the US State Department.

GlobalGiving's Track Record

GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $225M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.

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Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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