Join TUT in our efforts to support those affected by the Australian bushfires through help from Australian Red Cross.
Every state of Australia has been affected by the fires, but New South Wales has seen the worst of them. At least 28 people have lost their lives and more than 3,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed due to the fires. A total of more than 7.3 million hectares (17.9 million acres) have been burned across Australia. Over half a billion animals and their habitats have been affected by the fires as well.
Australian Red Cross offers 24/7 support, including evacuations, relief centers, emergency teams, providing food, water, psychosocial first aid, and more as they respond to the bushfires. Over 2,500 Red Cross personnel have been involved in the response.
As the drought and extreme heat persists, the situation may go on for months. Australian Red Cross will continue to provide support to help meet immediate needs, as well as aid in longer term support and recovery programs.