Stephen: How to help Australians affected by wild fires

As of Thursday morning, an ongoing round of bushfires had killed at least 15 people and destroyed roughly 10 million acres of land in Australia, with no signs of letting up. For those interested in helping people affected by these deadly wildfires, Lifehacker has published a list of the following resources:

  • On behalf of three volunteer firefighters who were killed during this fire season, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service will accept donations towards their families. To donate, visit their website. A separate GoFundMe page has also been set up on behalf of their families.
  • The St. Vincent de Paul Society is accepting donations on behalf of evacuees. $50 will provide food for an evacuated family. $150 will assist with bills and unanticipated expenses associated with the fire.
  • The Salvation Army Emergency Services is currently providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders. To donate, visit their website.
  • For local updates, Google has a crisis map set up for the wildfires.

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