Our hearts are heavy as our beautiful land, wildlife, homes, and lives have been lost to the catastrophic bushfires.
25 people, and over1 billion animals have lost their lives. 10 million hectares of land, and over 2,000 homes, including whole towns, have been completely destroyed.
So much has been lost, but we can all play our part in the recovery. Habitat for Humanity Australia has committed to providing recovery services to fire-affected families. Our Disaster Recovery Team will be on the ground when the smoke clears, restoring hope to communities affected.
While the immediate needs are to extinguish the fires, there are many resources already on the ground for the immediate relief and response phase. When the dust and ash has cleared it is a crucial time for families who will need our help. With your support, Habitat will be there to help salvage and rebuild, assisting homeowners. We expect to start this work from mid-February starting in Cudlee Creek, South Australia where 86 homes have been destroyed.
Our team was there in the aftermath of the 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Fires, the 2013 NSW Blue Mountains Fires and the 2015 South Australian Sampson Flat Fires and with your support, will again be supporting those affected this year. For as long as it takes.
We will work alongside the families affected, helping clean up communities, salvaging, sorting and piling of debris including homes, sheds, outbuildings, fencing and trees.
Every donation will help families and communities get back on their feet during a crucial time of need. The devastation is huge and will take many months, even years, to recover from.
Please donate today: https://habitat.org.au/bushfires