For months, a massive bushfire scorched thousands of miles of land in Australia, killing around one billion animals in its wake.
And while heavy rains within the past few days have dampened many of these fires, there are still those who are working to aid the country’s recovery efforts.
Ever since they saw news of the bushfire on TV, Teia and Deion Tan, two students from Saint Anthony Catholic School, have been working to raise $1000 to help the animals affected by the blaze, including donating the money they received during Christmas.
“I love animals and I want to help them,” Deion said.
Teia added: “I received more than I want for Christmas and I want to share it.”
With the help of their family, a donation drive was set up and will go towards the rescue and care of the animals who have been injured or displaced by the Australia bushfire such as koalas and kangaroos — two of their favorite animals.
“Koalas are so cute and I want to hug them and carry them. I wish someday to go to Australia to see koalas and kangaroos, but I’m scared the fire might destroy them all,” Teia said.
The donation drive will kick off tomorrow, Jan. 21, and will be ongoing until Friday, the 24th.
If you’re interested in making a donation, drop off your pledge at the main office of the Saint Anthony Catholic School.
Each person who donates at least $25 will get a stuffed koala while supplies last.