Aussie Businessman Andrew Forrest Makes $70 Million Bushfire Donation

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest has made the biggest donation to the Australian bushfire crisis so far.

The Australian businessman has pledged a whopping $70 million for a bushfire recovery package that will help people on the frontlines as well as those rebuilding their lives.

Through his Minderoo Foundation, the funds will be split into different categories so that they can make the most impact, according to the ABC.

Fifty million dollars has been allocated to drawing up a 'national blueprint' to look at future approaches to battling and mitigating bushfires.

Ten million dollars will spent on developing a volunteer army, and he intends to deploy 1,200 people from the mining and agriculture sectors to areas already affected by bushfires to help the local communities.

The final $10 million will go to communities that have been hit hard by the bushfires, in accordance with the Australian Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

"With incredible courage and determination, Australians have united to help those devastated by these bushfires," Mr Forrest said.

"We recognise that we don't have all the answers, but we want to understand what communities need and do our bit to help them."

If you want to help those affected by the devastating bushfires, click here.

Posti paraprak Posti tjetër

Recent Posts