Surf the Dream A discourse of links and articles from Justin Avery

Australia Bush Fire Appeal 2020

It has been more 10 years since I last “lived” in Australia, but for the first time I’m feeling overwhelmingly home sick.

This is down to a one reason, the catastrophic bush fires that rage across the entire country.

Let’s looks at some context

Largest loss of land to wildfires in the world

Worse Air Pollution on Earth (temporarily)

I’m not belittling the terrible air pollution that is a way of life for places like Mumbai, but for a few days the bushfires were so bad that several towns/cities in NSW and Tasmania were subjected to hazardous levels that more than surpassed those found in Mumbai.

How you can help

If you feel like you want to make a monetary contribution towards helping out during this crisis here are eight different options you can choose from.

1. Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief

The Red Cross supports a variety of efforts such as supporting people at evacuation centres and providing emergency assistance like cash grants to people who have lost their homes

2. Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

Salvation Army team members are providing meals to first-line responders and evacuees, as well as any other support needed, Major Topher Holland, the organisation’s General Manager of Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management, said in a statement.

3. St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)

Vinnies’ bushfire appeal helps provide food, clothing and money that bushfire victims may need to pay their bills.

4. NSW Rural Fire Service

You can either donate straight to the NSW RFS or to your local Rural Fire Brigade to support volunteer firefighters.

5. Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria

Like the NSW RFS, you can donate either to a specific brigade or provide a general donation.

6. The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian Government teamed up with The Salvation Army and Bendigo Bank for the appeal, with all funds going to communities in need.

7. The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

The organisation has a GoFundMe page that seeks funding for Koalas affected by the bushfires.


NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) rescues and cares for animals and is seeking donations for volunteer carers and rescuers that are “inundated” with them amid the bushfires.

View Permanent Page

More articles...

  1. Get your .com

    I had an email from Go Daddy today to tell me that the dot com version of this domain, “Brilliant” I thought, I can get away from the expensive Australian domains and go global. $2,999.99 I’m sure the domain squatters go looking for names of sites that have been around for 5-10 years and […]

    Read more

  2. Good idea, great idea

    Often when you’re on the way home from somewhere and you decide to drop in for one more drink it turns out to be a bad idea. Other times, you bump into one of your favourite musicians of all time. Tonight, that one more drink was an excellent idea.

    Read more

  3. What could really increase your life expectancy, lifespan and longevity?

    I love visualisations of any sort, but ones that show me how to live longer have to be a favourite. What could add years to your life? Why do women live longer than men? What’s the best method of life extension? Diet and exercise? Or polygamy and pets? Let the latest data decide. — Read […]

    Read more

  4. Getting the easy stuff right

    This rang way too true for me. Robin writes about how he struggles to get the little things right and it was like reading my own report card in life. So much effort goes into the major stuff that I do, but the simple stuff I fail to do Answering an email from an inbound […]

    Read more

  5. Inktober

    Inktober is upon us again and I’m going to try and stick with it… AGAIN. I think the key to making it through the month is to never, under any circumstances, look at #inktober2019 on instagram and compare your own artwork with the artwork that everyone else is doing. There’s no quicker way to be […]

    Read more

  6. Augmented Reality at the Science Museum

    I took a couple of snaps while I was swanning around the science museum last night The great thing about this is that it only requires a phone with an internet connection and you can view it from anywhere in the world.

    Read more

Surf the Dream is a blog that has been running since the mid 2000's when it started on BlogSpot. Over the years it's been rebranded as (now my resume) and (which now redirects back to this site).

I offer consultation services through Simple Things, produce a range of high quality pocket notebooks(including a Solar System Notebook, Space Notebook, and a Guitar Notebook), write about the Universe and run a responsive web design knowledge hub and a RWD Weekly Newsletter.