We’ve received several requests from community members for information about crisis relief fundraising for the current Australian bushfires, as both the news and smoke have spread around the world.
Thank you for all your support and well wishes over the last few weeks. Many of you know that Envato HQ is based in Melbourne, Victoria - we’re about 300km west of the fires in East Gippsland, so things are very smoky here but we’re far from the worst fire fronts. We have remote staff working across the country though, including in several of the affected regions, and the scale and intensity of the current fire season is beyond anything we’ve experienced.
Envato is not leading a fundraising initiative ourselves, but both the company and our staff members are currently supporting the following organisations - I’m sharing them here as people have asked for advice on where to find fundraising information.
- Red Cross Australia. This is the primary charity our staff are donating to: the support they provide comes in many different forms and is not only immediate but ongoing, including emotional support, financial support, and getting volunteers and supplies in areas where they’re needed.
Wildlife rescue groups
- Wildlife Victoria Bushfire Appeal (VIC)
- Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service - Emergency Fund (NSW)
I’ll keep this post updated, as the list of organisations is likely to grow. In particular, the fire and wildlife organisations listed here only operate in the two states that currently have the largest fires (Victoria and New South Wales) - there are fires all over the country though, so these certainly aren’t the only organisations doing a lot of work in the fire grounds.