As an Australian living in Los Angeles, Dave Kelly is constantly being asked, “How are your people doing in Oz as a result of the terrible bush fires?”
“I'm fortunate in that my family has not been directly affected, answers Dave. “However, as a worldwide community, we are aware of the vastness of this disaster, the enormity of the recovery ahead, and the unknown extent of damage to fragile and ancient ecosystems.”
As you have undoubtedly heard, Australia is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades. Large areas of land are being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades.
Since the fire began in late July, at least 32 people have died in New South Whales (NSW), Victoria and South Australia including three American firefighters in the Snowy Monaro Local Government Area (NSW) on January 23rd when their water bomber plane crashed during operations. In addition, 3,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. State and federal authorities are having a difficult time containing the massive blaze, especially due to the pervasive heat and drought as a result of climate change.
Donations will be used to support those people affected by the fires.
"If you'd like to support our fundraising efforts, I thank you sincerely." says Dave. "Any and every gift is warmly appreciated."
If you would like to help, Dave has created a GoFundMe account here:
Thank you in advance for your contribution.