We have all watched in disbelief as the devastating bushfires have swept across Australia destroying an area twice the size of Belgium - the impact on regional communities is enormous. The loss of life, of property and of ecosystems is hard to comprehend.
At the same time, we have also witnessed the extraordinary efforts of the emergency services and particularly the volunteer firefighters who have now been battling blazes for months.
Some members of our AustCham and broader Australian community have been directly impacted and our thoughts are with them.
Distance does not diminish our despair – but nor does it diminish our desire to help. Together with the Australian network through the Support Australia Group, we are today relaunching our bushfire appeal which will make it easy to donate in Hong Kong dollars to support the bushfire efforts with funds going directly to the Australian Red Cross.
Donate here or on our campaign site: https://austchamhk-bushfire-appeal.raisely.com/
Live map with updates: http://google.org/crisismap/australia
Make a quick donation to the AustCham HK Bushfire Appeal with all proceeds going to:
THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF & RECOVERY FUND