Australia Wildfire Fundraiser

My name is Yoann Barelli, I am a professional mountain biker from France living in Whistler, Canada. 


The wildfire situation in Australia is beyond devastating and hits home to me personally for a few reasons. When I was 21 I lived in Australia for one year 1/2 and went through a lot; so much of that time shaped who I am now and the compassion I have for people, animals and the planet. 10 years later I found myself travelling back to Australia to race the Enduro World Series.

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I feel very connected to this beautiful country and it's amazing people. 

When this campaign started:
- more than 2,000 homes have been lost,
- 24 people have died (including 3 volunteer firefighters) and a dozen are missing,
- 6 million hectares of land have burned, and
- half a billion animals have been impacted.

And these numbers are only increasing every day. 

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So of course, I want to help and I reached out to my friend Petri Miniotas who is a helicopter firefighter and has been fighting these fires relentlessly for the past 5 months. I ask him what can I do to help from the other side of the world?!?! Well, the best thing we can do is donate money to fire departments, animal rescues and other organizations. 

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Please join me in helping Australia from afar. Animals touch me a lot and without the firefighters we can't save them.

All the donations from my campaign will be split equally between:
- New South Wales rural fire service
https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade
- Victoria’s Country fire authority
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa
- Queensland Rural fire Brigades association 
https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq
- Country fire service in south australia
https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate
- helping Families of volunteers firefighters that have been killed this year 
https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families
- The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is also looking for donations to help thousands of marsupials
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires
- Giving funds to RSPCA Bushfire Appeal will help inspectors respond to animals in need of leaving disaster zones, as well as protect livestock affected by fires
https://www.rspcansw.org.au/bushfire-appeal/
- Wildlife rescue organization Wires is also collecting money to help the country’s at-risk fauna
https://www.wires.org.au/donate/ways-to-help

let’s all get united, let’s act now !!

Thank you so much for your donations 

Yoann

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  • Olivier de Bretagne 
    • $30 
    • 7 hrs
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    • $50 
    • 1 d
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    • $10 
    • 2 d
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    • $200 
    • 2 d
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Organizer

Yo Barelli 
Organizer
Comox-Strathcona, BC
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