While Australia is engulfed in the world wildfires it has ever seen, the EDM community is doing its bit to reach out and donate to support the relief efforts.
As more than 12 million acres of land have been burned down, the wildfires which span across three states have also claimed about 25 human lives and wiped out a whopping half a billion animals.
While support has been pouring in for the country from all sides, it’s not just the celebrity brigade rallying up the donations and supporters. In what went on to become one of the largest Facebook fundraiser ever, nearly a million people helped raise more than $26 million for The Trustee For NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund.
But it didn’t stop there, another fundraiser has collected more than $3 million for WIRES Wildlife Rescue, while a third has raised more than $1 million for The Trustee For Country Fire Authority & Brigades Donations Fund.
With P!nk along with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban leading the way with donations of $500,000 each, DJ’s aren’t to be left behind. Flume donated $100,000 to his homeland and shared where those who want to help can donate.
With the key theme being addressing the immediate need to act towards climate change, many are using their platforms not just to donate but to reach out to their fanbases to raise awareness and encourage donations.
From David Guetta to Steve Aoki and Don Diablo to Alison Wonderland, they are all doing their bit.
Alison Wonderland is feeling the heat close to home and decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from her store through the month of January to relief efforts.
Peking Duck went on to donate $50,000 raised through ticket and merch sales at a recent show.
Svdden Death used unreleased music to urge his fans to donate. He said any fan who sent a confirmation that they donated $10 or more via email would receive his unreleased song. As of a day ago he has already raised over $10,000 doing this.
NERVO put out a post to spread awareness of how people can make donations.
While there are a number of places to donate, a few of the prevalent ones are listed below with links. Donate on any of the links below and do your bit, every little donation counts.
WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
RSPCA New South Wales