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Australia Tourists return to bushfire-ravaged NSW communities

02:05  16 january  2020
02:05  16 january  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Turia Pitt launches online campaign to help with fire affected communities

  Turia Pitt launches online campaign to help with fire affected communities Bushfire survivor Turia Pitt is launching a new campaign to help local businesses affected by the bushfires on the New South Wales South Coast.  The motivational speaker told Sky News ‘Spend With Them’ is an online platform for profiling businesses and fire-affected communities. “It’s about supporting local businesses in fire-affected communities…we are trying to do whatever we can do to help and be as useful as we can be,” she said. “This campaign is an awesome way for people to show their support for local businesses and fire-affected communities.

The New South Wales deputy fire commissioner, Rob Rogers, is urging tourists to return to the south coast . Areas of Shoalhaven and the south coast Here is some more on the weather conditions ahead this Similar from the Web. Bushfire - ravaged communities on the NSW South Coast begin.

NSW ‘prepared’ for bushfire ‘onslaught’. A South Australian local has captured incredible video of a firenado as two uncontrolled bushfires continue to burn on Kangaroo Island He said locals who fled the fire would be looking for information from authorities on when they might return to their properties.

Tourists are starting to return to bushfire-ravaged towns on the New South Wales South Coast, and areas cut off by the fires are also bouncing back.

Some business owners in regions cut off during the bushfire crisis reported sale losses of up to 70 per cent.

Australians have been urged to buy from bushfire-ravaged communities to help them get back on their feet following the crisis.

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news plus RFS and CFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

Australians 'smell a rat' over bushfire donations .
Sky News host Chris Smith says the Australian public are “smelling a rat” when it comes to the charitable donations given towards the nation’s bushfire victims. The Red Cross is denying claims it is stockpiling bushfire relief donations, insisting all of the money will be spent this financial year and not on future disasters. Just $30 million of total donations has reportedly been doled out to bushfire-ravaged communities. Pictures: Australia's bushfire emergency Red Cross Australia NSW and ACT Director Poppy Brown said, “the money that we’re raising this year will be spent on the disaster season this year”.

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