American Australian Association

Australian Bushfire Donation

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Australian Bushfire Relief Fund for Australian Red Cross

$1,316,311.27
pledged as of February 11, 2020, 2:00 pm New York local time

Devastating bushfires have been spreading across Australia for months, and they show no signs of slowing down. So far, over 24.7 million acres of land have burned, destroying more than 1,500 homes and sadly over 20 people have died and many more remain missing. Entire towns have evacuated to the shores and volunteer firefighters have left their families and careers behind to fight the flames around the clock.

There is no time like the present to come together and show our support for those in need. The American Australian Association has established the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund that will enable 100% of donations from the United States to be directed to the Australian Red Cross’ Fire Response.

Your support will go towards recovery programs and emergency assistance in communities affected by bushfires; helping people and communities respond to this disaster and protect what matters most; and support for Australian Red Cross volunteers.

Please make checks payable to American Australian Association with address details and memo noting that it is for the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund. Send to: American Australian Association, 50 Broadway, Suite 2003, New York, NY 10004.

You can also make a donation via credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button below.

Australian Wildlife Fire Fund for WIRES, Wildlife Victoria and ZAA

$652,493.97
pledged as of February 11, 2020, 2:00 pm New York local time

The unprecedented scale of wildfires burning across Australia for months has had a devastating impact on people, their livelihoods, as well as Australia’s unique fauna and flora.

Fueled by record-breaking heat, months of severe drought and high winds, bushfires have ravaged an estimated 24.7 million acres across NSW, Victoria and South Australia, causing substantial loss of life, injury and habitat destruction for many iconic native species – koalas, potoroos, brush tailed rock wallabies, black cockatoos and more. Scientists estimate that more than one billion native animals have been affected by the crisis, and expect many, many more to be affected due to starvation from habitat loss and predation from feral animals in the coming months.

“This crisis will set back biodiversity in the Australian landscape for decades and regeneration of the impacted habitats will take years,” said James Biggs, Manager Conservation and Australasian Species Management Program at ZAA.

Funds to the AAA’s Australian Wildlife Fire Fund will be directed equally in support of wildlife response and recovery efforts to the following three highly regarded Australian wildlife rescue and care organizations:

Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc (WIRES) in NSW
Wildlife Victoria
Zoo Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) Wildlife Conservation Fund

Your generous donation will help support each of these organizations provide immediate response to the rescue, care and recovery of native animals affected by the bushfires, as well as support longer-term habitat restoration, animal rehabilitation and species conservation for many of these endangered animals.

Please make checks payable to the American Australian Association with address details and memo noting that it is earmarked for Australian Wildlife Fire Fund. Send to: American Australian Association, 50 Broadway, Suite 2003, New York, NY 10004.

You can also make a donation via credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button below.

The Association will issue an official receipt for your U.S. tax-deductible donation. The Association is a section 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions to the Association’s programs and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.