MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO, MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020— The situation in Australia continues to evolve causing concern from people all over the world. Australia is being ravaged by the worst bushfires seen in decades. Extreme temperatures, dry conditions and winds have combined to cause or escalate hundreds of bushfires across five Australian states. The direct death toll is currently more than 23, hundreds of properties have been destroyed and almost half a billion animals are estimated to have been killed.
One Colorado company is doing what it can to make sure people across the world are feeling their love and support. Colorado Ski Furniture is combining its creative artistic and carpentry skills to make special Adirondack style chairs, made from recycled skis with an artistic nod to the Australian furry animals devastated by the Australian brushfires. Colorado Ski Furniture will donate 100% of the profit made from these chairs directly to the Australian Red Cross to help support and provide services for those individuals impacted by the deadly fires.
Australian Red Cross volunteers are distributing aid and providing comfort to those in need. In addition to helping communities cut off by the fires, the emergency teams have welcomed families in evacuation and recovery centers across New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia.
The Red Cross is delivering basics such as food, water, and hygiene items in addition to arranging emergency accommodation in some areas. Families who have lost their homes in the bushfires are now able to apply for a cash grant from the Australian Red Cross, which can help them with their next steps and boost the local economy.
To learn more about the Australian Red Cross efforts visit the Australian Red Cross website.
To learn more about Colorado Ski Furniture visit the Colorado Ski Chairs Website.
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