According to fire authorities in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks to come, meaning that many families will be displaced from their homes this Christmas.
Over 1000 homes have been damaged or destroyed across NSW and Queensland alone this bushfire season, making the lead up to Christmas unimaginably difficult for thousands of Australians.
There are many ways you can support bushfires victims in the lead up to Christmas, whether it be through giving money, a donation of items such as clothes, toys and food, or volunteering your time.
Here are a few key organisations that can help you offer your support this Christmas:
The Salvation Army
Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams are responding to devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland as an unprecedented number of emergency-level fires cause tragic loss of life and property.
You can donate here.
State Fire Authorities
State fire authorities bare the brunt of these terrifying fires, and every little bit helps when it comes to ensuring they are equipped and well-funded during bushfire season.
You can donate directly to the heroes fighting the fires here:
The Red Cross has set up an emergency fund specifically for bushfire victims, as well as organises volunteers and other much needed relief services.
You can donate, volunteer and learn more here.
Vinnies has set up a Bush Fire appeal, helping you to donate both goods and money. They have created donation tiers so you understand exactly what your donation level will help with, such as food and items for evacuated families.
Learn more here.
Every little bit of help for bushfire victims counts this Christmas.