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In the face of the current national bushfire crisis, it’s easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster. But there are ways that you can help, and every contribution counts. Below are some of the key organisations working in the fire affected areas.

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FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

The Australian Red CrossSalvation Army and St Vincent de Paul are the primary national NGOs responding to the bushfire crisis.

The Bushfire Disaster Appeal has been established through a joint government, business and community effort and allows you to make a national or state-specific donation.

Foodbank is the primary food relief organisation, and you can select which state your donation goes to.

BlazeAid is a volunteer-run organisation that works alongside local communities to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed after a fire.

WILDLIFE

Rescue efforts across the country are often localised. These include SAVEM in SA, WIRES in NSW, Wildlife Victoria in VIC, Tasmanian Land Conservancy in TAS and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in QLD.

The RSPCA is coordinating efforts across state borders.

WWF’s Help Save Koalas appeal replants trees in critical koala habitats post-fire and protects existing forest and woodland and the wildlife that live there.