By Sam Wood 0 comments

How we are supporting the Bushfire Recovery

Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swathes of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July. 30+ people have died nationwide, and in the state of New South Wales (NSW) alone, more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. State and federal authorities are struggling to contain the massive blazes, even with firefighting assistance from other countries, including the United States.

All this has been exacerbated by persistent heat and drought, and many point to climate change as a factor making natural disasters go from bad to worse.

They're continuing to burn with warmer weather on its way. We're still in the thick of it here with plenty of challenging times ahead and still to come. So, what we need is your support and your donations.

The bushfires burning across Australia are devastating communities, wildlife, firefighters and Australia. In co-operation with our Charity partner i=change, we are providing essential funds to Foodbank, Greening Australia and Save the Children.

Foodbank is playing a crucial role in forming part of the official emergency response and is acting as a conduit for the generosity of the food and grocery sector, and the general public who are keen to assist with essential supplies.

Greening Australia aims to restore 330,000 hectares of native trees across Australia by 2030. Drawing on the expert input of Traditional Owners, scientists and local land managers, we will plant 500 million trees and shrubs to store carbon, create quality habitat for native wildlife, and restore degraded farmland. These 500 million trees and shrubs will absorb over 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030, and reduce atmospheric carbon pollution.

Save the Children is running Child Friendly Spaces, providing children with a safe place to socialise, play and simply be children again.

Hundreds of thousands of Australian children have been affected by bushfires. Experiencing a disaster of this nature can have a harrowing long-term impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing.

With every sale on the Azura Runway site, we send $1 to the charity of your choice. Now, we will double this donation and send it to Foodbank who delivers exactly what is needed - efficiently and effectively - to support the relief efforts.

      

 If you would like to donate directly, you can donate at 

Foodbank

RSPCA

NSW Fire Services 

Australian Red Cross 

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal