What the U.S is Doing to help Australia

How you can help!

January 6, 2020
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A crew of 20 veteran firefighters based in California headed to Australia to help battle the country’s most out-of-control wildfires. Australia's bushfires have consumed nearly 15 million acres, space about equal to West Virginia and more than seven times the size of California's fires in 2018. World Wide Fund For Nature-Australia estimates approximately half a billion animals have been killed in the fires. Carrie Bilbao, a spokeswoman with the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, which is mobilizing U.S. resources in response to Australia’s requests for international firefighting aide joins Let's Go There to share how the US is getting involved. Australia and New Zealand have been sending firefighters to the United States for more than 15 years, most recently in August 2018, when 138 came to help battle fires in Northern California and the Northwest.

You can help Australia right now. Here are some links below:

Australian Red Cross 

https://www.redcross.org.au/

NSW Rural Fire Service

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

WIRES (Australia Wildlife Rescue)

https://www.wires.org.au/

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires

Queensland Fire And Rescue 

https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

 

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