Australia is on fire.
As of 14 January 2020, fires this season have burnt an estimated 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres; 186,000 square kilometres; 72,000 square miles), destroyed over 5,900 buildings (including approximately 2,683 homes) and killed at least 30 people. An estimated one billion animals were also killed and some endangered species may be driven to extinction.
This Friday, January 24th starting at 6pm SLT, Elysium Cabaret will perform an Australia Day show, with acts themed in celebration of Australia. Due to the horrific bushfires that continue to rage out of control in the Land Down Under, we have decided to donate all tips that we receive this week to Wild Life Victoria, who have called out in appeal for bushfire aid, as they, along with so many others, are inundated with unfathomable need in treating animals affected by the fires.
If you would like to help aid the Australian wildlife that is struggling to survive this crisis, this is something you can do. Give a few lindens. We will convert it to real life money, withdraw it and donate it entirely to Wild Life Victoria. You may also donate to them directly here:
There are other bushfire appeals that you may choose to donate to if you'd rather, just do a Google search. We chose this particular one because they have missed out on a lot of donations that have been made, and their need is overwhelming, so we want to help them through this catastrophic event. It all aids bushfire victims, no matter who you donate to. Please give what you can, and remember, every little bit helps. No donation is too small. We love, we care, we give what we can. And together, it all adds up to rescue and rehabilitation.