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Australian comedian Celeste Barber has raised more than $26 million in under a week to help fight the deadly bushfires that have killed more than 20 people and scorched millions of acres. Over 946,000 people have donated to her Facebook fundraiser for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service & Brigades, which started just four days ago. “Please help anyway (sic) you can,” her appeal reads. “This is terrifying.” New South Wales has been hit hardest by the devastating blazes. […]

via An Australian comedian has raised more than $26 million to fight deadly bushfires — WGNO

An Australian comedian has raised more than $26 million to fight deadly bushfires — WGNO

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  1. I have a friend in Australia who suggested this charity to me when I asked about giving. LeggyPeggy’s suggestion is good too. The reason these charities are important is that the firefighters in Australia are volunteers. Some employers will cover their wages while they are gone, but most don’t. That means these folks haven’t had a paycheck for 2-3 months. These funds go directly to the people who need it most.

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