Australian Bushfire Crisis – Charity Day

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.01.08

On the 31st of January, Invast Global will donate all trading commissions earned to the NSW Rural Fire Services, to support the volunteer firefighters and the victims of the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia.

Australia is currently experiencing its worst ever bushfire season. The first fires ignited in September 2019 and have continued to burn throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Experts forecast that the fires are likely to devastate the east coast of Australia for another two months, with fires spreading North and South at an alarming rate.

25 people and over 400 million animals have been killed by the fires which have burned about 14.5 million acres across Australia1. Many more have suffered serious injury. The area already burned is more than triple the size of the land destroyed by the 2018 California Fires and six times the size of the 2019 fires in the Amazon Rainforest.

(Above: Bushfire Map of Australia – 7th January 2020)

Invast Global, has announced that they will donate 100% of the trading commissions generated on Friday 31st January 2020 to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). The NSW RFS is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting service; however, it has been widely reported to be underfunded by the Australian government.

These donations will directly benefit volunteer firefighters and families who have lost their homes to the horrific bushfires.

We have had an amazing response from our brokerage clients who are spread all over the world. They are all getting behind this and I’m hopeful we can get a great result, to support the incredible volunteers who have fought these fires with such dedication and selflessness – and also to help provide comfort to the unfortunate victims of the disaster. It is a humbling experience to see how much the rest of the world is taking notice of the tragedy unfolding Down Under. Some of the most supportive of our clients are based on the other side of the world, with many never having been to Australia – yet they are pledging strong support to Charity Day.

– Gavin White, CEO of Invast Global


NSW Rural Fire Service

“Donations made directly to the New South Wales RFS are for the benefit of volunteer brigades and are always gratefully received and are a tremendous help. ”

 

1) https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/how-the-2019-australian-bushfire-season-compares-to-other-fire-disasters/news-story/7924ce9c58b5d2f435d0ed73ffe34174

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