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
- Victoria’s Country fire authority
- Queensland Rural fire Brigades association
- Country fire service in south australia
- helping Families of volunteers firefighters that have been killed this year
- The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is also looking for donations to help thousands of marsupials
- 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
- Wildlife rescue organization Wires is also collecting money to help the country’s at-risk fauna

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

Thank you so much for your donations 


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Yo Barelli 
Comox-Strathcona, BC
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