Australia’s Fires: Spotlight on the Good

Spotlight on the GoodYou don’t often hear that there’s good associated with the havoc that Mother Nature wrecks on our different corners of the Earth. She’s a mean mistress, but she’s no match for the teamwork and camaraderie that our different communities can bond over when we know that any of our own are suffering. Without sounding dramatic, the Australian Heritage Homes team always wants to give our best to those impacted by natural disasters, and we know that the fires around the country fall squarely in that category. Our thoughts and wishes, and most importantly resources to each and every one of you that visit this blog. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time homeowner, or someone that continues to return because you’ve had an excellent experience with the AHH team, we promise that when you visit this site, you’ll always find the latest and greatest news that we’re passionate about… and want to share with you.

So, while we’re realists and know that there is a long way to go before we’re in the clear in relation to these fires, the silver lining has been the growing number of prolific acts that individuals and organizations have been taking care of, so that we limit the damage to our land, our people and our animals. Here are some of our favourites:

It’s no secret that animals have been impacted. According to WWF: “It’s been estimated that around 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. This includes thousands of koalas and other iconic species such as kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and honeyeaters burnt alive, and many thousands more injured and homeless.” While a horrifying statistic, it’s good to know that they have that on their radar, as they’re raising money (and need your help) on the exact same site.

Cnet is also championing animals. After all, our country is home to a vast variety of some of the most beautiful (and nearing extinct) creatures in the world. Koalas, flying foxes, kangaroos and even camels are among those animals that we need to keep an eye on and give extra care and resources to. The pictures alone in this article will bring you to tears, but, hopefully, some of them are happy ones, since this is another great platform with which to contribute to the areas that are impacted.

Finally, for today, we know that we too often hear about large corporations and organizations – even celebrities who aren’t pitching in their weight. It’s wonderful when you learn otherwise. Some are local, some are in the region, but many hail from across the globe. ABC profiles an abundance of the bigger companies who know the value of giving back in times like these and exactly how they’re doing so. You can check out this link for more information.

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