How DJs Are Doing Their Bit Towards Relief Efforts For Australian Wildfires

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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.

 

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All my thoughts to Australia, what are we doing with our planet ?

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My heart breaks for #Australia. A few ways you can help. 💔💔💔🐨🐨🐨

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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.

 

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Peking Duck went on to donate $50,000 raised through ticket and merch sales at a recent show.

 

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WOW ❤️ Thank you to everyone that showed up and showed out last night. we raised $44,500 through ticket sales, merch sales and donations. Our heart breaks for the victims so we have decided alongside the Espy that we are are going to round up that figure to $50,000. The donation will be split evenly amongst RFS-QLD, RFS-NSW, CFA-VIC & Red Cross Fire Appeal. Thank YOU again but mostly, thank you to the firefighters and volunteers who risk their lives to fight fires and save lives, Australia is so lucky to have you ❤️ Thank you everyone involved including (and not limited to): @hotelesplanadestkilda , @bensonaus @tonesandi , @gflip , @colourblindlighting , @jpjaudio, @swsmelb , @partywithmimi and all our amazing crew behind the scenes xx

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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.

 

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we have already raised over $10000 let’s gooo donation link in bio!

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NERVO put out a post to spread awareness of how people can make donations.

 

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THIS IS IMPORTANT! Australia is burning. It is catastrophic! As far as we are aware the most we can do right now is hope for rain. It’s only the beginning of our summer. 500 MILLION wildlife have been killed (including 1/3 of the Koala population), thousands of homes burnt to the ground and lives lost. We are sending our love and prayers to everyone affected and can’t thank the amazing firefighters and volunteers enough for their hard work. So please see how you can help from these links & we urge you to donate anything you can: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au http://www.givit.org.au https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa#donate-cfa https://www.wires.org.au https://www.redcross.org.au And please read what a friend so brilliantly said about how we can all help in our small way to *preserve our planet*. IT IS TIME! These fires have triggered a lot of mixed emotions about where we are headed as a human race and how we can successfully cultivate change in our lives and communities, which is essential if we are to preserve our beautiful planet and all that inhabit it. I have read so much about the do’s and dont’s. There is no magic wand where life on earth can be miraculously altered for the better. Instead, there is only perseverance from us all and a willingness to be better at looking after the planet. To always try and do the right thing by the planet. To find ways for us to eat less meat, take the bus, turn off the tap whilst brushing your teeth, use a reusable shopping bag, buy a keep-cup for your coffee and try to eat from local producers even if it costs a bit more. Make the sacrifice and know you are doing your bit, however small. We are all unconscious of our fixed routines and habits which have likely been forged by previous generations and experiences. But life has changed dramatically since then and there is no excuse not to be conscious of the consequences of our actions. Let’s work on this and educate ourselves for a better planet for a future for the next generation and for the survival of all things living. We have an opportunity to teach and forge new routines, let’s figure out what they are and look forward with hope and health.

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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.

Red Cross
Salvation Army
WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
RSPCA New South Wales

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