Australia — Helping Victims of Victorian Bushfire

Feb 13, 2009 / By Alex Gorbachev

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I apologize for off-topic on this blog but I think it’s important…

Victoria experienced unprecedented bushfire this month taking lives of almost 180 (the list is growing) people and leaving thousands without homes. This disaster left tears on everyone’s faces even outside of Australia.

If you would like to show the compassion and provide some help there are few ways. One of them is to contribute to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal 2009. You don’t have to be in Australia to do that — you just need to have a big heart and few bucks to share.

Don’t forget to ask your company if they want to match your personal contribution — it’s a very effective way of raising funds for ones in need. We collected some money in our Sydney office and Pythian Australia matched that.

Another way to contribute (for Australians) is to participate in the Australian Bushfire Housing Assistance. I learned about it from Arjen. It’s a great effort and, at the time of writing, they have “316 housing offers with a total capacity for 1080 people”.

Thanks for your attention and contributions.

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