Australia’s Devastating Fires

Our country is burning 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀

We are so saddened and our hearts are hurting for those who have been effected.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On Saturday 4th January, thousands of people across Australia were preparing for one of the worst days of our scorching summer and fire season so far.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Here is an update:

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🔥It is estimated up to half a million animals have been killed.

🔥800+ homes have been lost.

🔥There are currently so many people without a safe place.

🔥Our firefighters have been working tirelessly for months now, and their work continues on.. for us and for our safety..

🔥Many people have lost their lives or are missing..

🔥Towns and communities have been evacuated or are currently evacuating..

🔥Temperatures are set to soar into the high 40’s (Degrees Celsius)

🔥We have lost around 5 million hectares of land to the flames.

🔥There are hundreds of individual bushfires burning across the country, many of these are out of control with threats of embers spreading in the winds and starting new blazes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

If you can do anything to help and are in a position to, please do. ⠀⠀

You can donate money to these organisations who are working hard to help both our communities and our wildlife:

@nswrfs @wireswildliferescue @redcrossau

Please take care during this time, check on your friends, family, neighbours, strangers.

Offer water, clothing, blankets and supplies. Leave water out for birds and other wildlife. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Image via: @stoll_photography

 

Be Kind x