Local Author’s Australian Relief Fund

The Australian wildfires have had burned 25 million acres, killed 27 people, destroyed 2,000 homes and sadly up to a billion animals have died. There are many ways to help, including donating money or supplies. A local designer and children’s book author, Christopher Straub, wants to help you help those affected.

Australian Relief Bundle

Proceeds from the sale of this bundle go directly to Australian Wildfire Relief charities.

This special edition includes the softcover Rocky the Confused Platypus book with hand-drawn sketch on inside cover AND the Rocky 9″ Plush Toy.

Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild on Facebook

+ information, patterns, list of needs to assist in recovery and rehab of animals affected by the fires
+ joey pouches of all sizes and styles are needed most

Help Fire Responders

+ NSW Rural Fire Service: donations are directed to emergency efforts and nonemergency community work

Help People Displaced and Injured

+ Australian Red Cross: accepting donations to its disaster relief and recovery fund, which has helped to send 1,285 staff members and volunteers to communities affected by the fires

Help Animals

+ WIRES: NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service INC (Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization)
+ donations can be made online, by telephone and through facebook and paypal

+ Donate: www.wires.org.au

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