Australian Bushfires – how skateboarders can help

The Australian Bushfires are decimating towns, peoples homes and our wonderful wildlife. This is the most serious natural disaster to date, and its effecting the country as a whole.

A number of members of the skateboarding community have gotten together to produce a number of ways to get involved. This page will outline all the things you can do to support Australia during this crisis.

  1. Direct Donations
    You can make direct donations to any one of the charities below to support a number of causes during the fires. Click the link at the bottom of the brief to make a donation.

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Animal Hospital
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide Ltd was established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin, as a way to include and involve other caring people in the support and protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife – from the individual animal to an entire species.
Our mission is to be the most effective wildlife conservation charity in the world through the delivery of outstanding outcome-based programs and projects, inclusive of humanity.

Rural Aid
Rural Aid is one of Australia’s largest rural charities. Well known for the highly successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, the charity also provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in times of drought, flood or fire. Other initiatives support its vision that farming and rural communities are safeguarded to ensure their sustainability both during and after these natural disasters.

WIRES NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc., has been serving the community, rescuing and caring for native animals for almost 30 years. WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and to inspire others to do the same.
WIRES Rescue Office operates 365 days a year to help the community to assist native wildlife in distress. In the last financial year WIRES received over 140,000 rescue requests to help wildlife, providing rescue advice, wildlife information and education to the community and providing rescue and care services to tens of thousands of native animals.

Red Cross
Australian Red Cross is committed to helping vulnerable people across Australia and the region. Our work is focused on improving lives and reducing vulnerability: from reconnecting families and finding out the fate of loved ones torn apart by war, to providing over 750,000 nutritious breakfasts to school children each year. And when disaster strikes around the country, we are among the first to arrive and the last to leave.

2. Push for the Bush
Run a local Barbecue near you with mates and help raise some money for one of the above funds.

3. Competition Prize Money Donations
A number of competitions will be donating entry fees to the above charities. Check which events are on the following link and ask the provider.

4. Membership Contribution
ASCI will Donate $20 from every Opens Memberships, $15 from every 16 and under memberships and $10 from every 12 and under memberships.
memberships come with Accidental Injury cover and income protection (conditions apply) between now and March 30.
You can sign up to be a member below

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