From the Admin Team

Jan 8, 2020

Join us in an effort to combat these historic fires in Australia

Anthony Lagoon
By Anthony Lagoon
Australia Fires Burning

Update: Thanks for all of those who gave! Read the update here.


Our hearts are troubled this week as we think of the devastation that’s been caused by the fires in Australia. So much so, it’s been challenging to turn our attention back to our daily tasks when there is so much suffering going on. One thing we know, it’s important to act. We are constantly looking for ways to help our local and global community, showing compassion for people and the planet. We see the need to help and know we can do more together. Join us in helping those in need.

To help this cause, we’ve already donated $5k. This is where you come in. We will match up to an additional $5K in donations made to the charities listed below. Just send a copy of your donation to give@underbelly.is and we’ll contribute a matching donation to the same fund.

How to join in and help:

Step 1: Choose how you want to contribute

Option 1: Donate and have your contribution matched… twice! Now since we love creative solutions and can’t resist good opportunities to collaborate, here is an opportunity to quadruple your donation: Cheryl Sandberg said in a facebook post on Monday that Facebook would match up to $1 Million AUD in donations made through GlobalGiving. So, effectively, if you give $50, taking advantage of both matches, you will have made it possible to send $200 to help those affected by the fires. Facebook told Business Insider “All donations made on the crisis page or through the Donate Button on top of Newsfeed are eligible,”.

Donate to this option through facebook

Option 2: You can also donate to any of these great organizations to have Underbelly match your contribution

WWF - WWF focuses on bringing a positive change to species, oceans, food, and climate change Donate

CFS - Support volunteer firefighters Donate

The Salvation Army - Their teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders, and will continue to provide whatever support is needed as the situation develops. Donate

The Red Cross - Supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia Donate

Wires - WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. Donate

Step 2: Let us know

Important: In order for us to match your contribution to any of the above efforts, we need to see a valid proof of donation prior to January 17th at 5pm MST. We will update this post as soon as we reach our maximum contribution. Together we can make a positive impact on those around us, and around the globe.

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