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