How to help Australia:

How to help Australia:
A kangaroo escapes the fire as the fire front approaches a property in Colo Heights, Australia. (BRETT HEMMINGS/Getty Images)

AUSTRALIA — Nearly 18 million acres of land have been burned in the fire in Australia -- that is the size of Panama in central America.

Around half a billion animals have been affected from losing their homes to being killed.

Fire crews from California have arrived in Australia to help fight the fire.

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Even from far away, you can help comfort the animals who are in need of extra attention.

Here is a list of organizations who are taking donations to help:

Victorian Bushfire Relief - LINK

NSW Rural Fire Service - LINK

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery - LINK

Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities - LINK

The GIVIT Disaster and Emergency Recovery Service - LINK

WIRES Wildlife Rescue - LINK

Koala Hospital - LINK

The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital - LINK

Wildlife Victoria - LINK


Zoos Victoria - LINK

Help save Kangaroo Islands Koalas and wildlife - LINK

WWF-Australia - LINK

Animal Rescue Craft Guild - FACEBOOK LINK