Intrepid launches bushfire appeal matching donations dollar-for-dollar

Intrepid’s not-for-profit entity, The Intrepid Foundation, has launched an appeal to support the Red Cross during the current bushfire crisis happening in Australia. 

Funds donated by travellers and industry partners will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Intrepid (up to A$200,000). All money raised will go directly to the Red Cross Bushfire Emergency Appeal who are currently supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres in Victoria and New South Wales. 

The Intrepid Foundation was established to support local organisations around the world and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel. Now, they are looking to double the impact for Australian communities devastated by the fires, by doubling all donations to the appeal.

“Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this national crisis and we are compelled to do what we can to support the efforts of the Red Cross on the ground,” says James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Group.

“Like the rest of the country, Intrepid stands in solidarity with communities who are being directly affected and we encourage people to donate to the fund so their dollars are matched by us,” added Thornton.

Australian Bushfires
Image: Red Cross Australia

Already, the foundation has raised $160,000 for Red Cross’ evacuation centres, recovery programs and other emergency assistance.

Noel Clement, acting CEO of Australian Red Cross, has commented,  “We really appreciate this generous support from Intrepid, as well as all the amazing support we have been receiving from Australians and people overseas. Our specialist emergency teams are right now supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia as these fires continue to impact so many communities.”

How your donations help:

In response to the bushfire emergency, Red Cross teams are using donations to:

  • Support people fleeing to evacuation centres and recovery hubs
  • Provide emergency grants Of $2,000 to people who have lost homes or whose homes are uninhabitable due to a bushfire since July 2019.
  • Offer long-term recovery programs in disaster-affected communities.

Donate now or find out more: theintrepidfoundation.org/australian-bushfire-appeal

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