It’s a fact, Australia is burning.
It’s all over the media, the wildfires in Australia have been raging since July and now the devastation has now affected countless lives, hundreds of homes destroyed and over 4.9 million hectares of land have been destroyed.
One of our amazing partners on Shop HamOnt, Cici of Cici’s Raw Beauty, was overwhelmingly moved by the devastation of this tragic event, affecting the lives of not only other humans but the innocent and defenseless animals who are being killed in large numbers every since this terrible event began.
Large areas of NSW and South East Queensland have been experiencing severe dehydration linked to the drought, this combined with heat stress emergency due to the fires has led to the death of so many animals including endangered species like the Koala Bear.
What caused these fires?
Bushfires are common throughout Australia. They're made more likely when the weather is very hot and dry. The higher the temperature the more likely it is that a fire will start or continue to burn. They can start from human activity - either accidentally or deliberately - or can start by natural causes like lightning. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/30682338
How are we teaming up to help?
All proceeds from the sales of any of CICI RAW BEAUTY BODY SCRUBS will be donated to this cause. 100% of the total sales excluding tax. This will run until January 31st.
Who are the funds going to?
After some research and recommendations, we decided to donate to WIRES.
WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for native animals for over 30 years.
We have over 2500 volunteers in 28 branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress.
It is estimated that nearly half a billion animals have been killed as a direct result of the wildfire. The time to act is now! We all are aware of the effects of global warming and we cannot deny any longer that is is actually a threat to all of us. Help us make a change and join us in the race against the fire to save lives.