s of January 9th, 2020, Australia remains stuck in the midst of one of the most, if not the most, devastating natural disasters this country has ever seen.
Fires bigger than Belgium have been ravaging our beloved home for months, taking lives, demolishing countless homes, leaving devastation in their wake. Lives have been taken, lives have been ruined, lives have been changed forever, and if there was ever a time to come together as an entire nation, this is it.
Bushfire relief efforts have struggled amidst funding cuts, poor financial allocation and an overwhelming dependence on volunteers, and for too long, not enough was being done. Thankfully, I’m proud to be able to write that this is starting to change.Through communal effort Australia has grabbed the world's attention, and as of today, over $100 million dollars has been donated to our emergency and relief services.
As loyal members of the global EDM scene, it makes us at PinkMilk proud to see our beloved community rallying around a cause so dear to us, and not enough can be done to thank those who’ve contributed. To date, some of the biggest names in dance music have donated, spread awareness, and inspired hope among many Australian’s, and we intend to make sure their deeds don’t go unnoticed.
From us at PinkMilk, and the rest of Australia - an enormous thank you to;
Flume - for donating $100k
Alison Wonderland - for donating 100% of her January proceeds
Fisher - for donating all proceeds from his Australian tour
Throttle - for donating all his recent earnings
Svdden Death - for crowdfunding over $10k
Nexu5 & Akira - for collectively raising $1500
Peking Duk - for raising $50k through their live show
PhasOne & Hydraulix - for crowdfunding donations
Marshmello - for donating to relevant charities
Rufus Du Sol - for donating $50k of their tour earnings
Kayzo - for donating and raising awareness
Yvng Jalapeno - for donating 100% of his January proceeds
Steve Aoki - for actively raising awareness
David Guetta - for advocating for further support
Jauz - for raising awareness and inspiring donations
Lucille Croft - for supporting Koala recovery efforts
What So Not - for publicly advocating
Don Diablo - for raising awareness on social media
Brownies & Lemonade - for encouraging donations
Timmy Trumpet - for raising awareness on social media
Blanke & Enschway - for organising a charity event with 100% of proceeds being donated
Golden Features, Running Touch, Motez & Willaris K - for spearheading the Bushfire Appeal charity show
Before we end, I want to give a special thanks to our local EDM scene in Perth, where the efforts of our local artists, businesses, organisers and the general public deserve special attention.
If you’re interested in donating to help Australia’s ongoing efforts, please see any of the links below. Any donation, no matter how small it may seem, can go a long way. Thank you.
NSW Rural Fire Service - https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/fundraising
Country Fire Association - https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa#donate-cfa
NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education - https://www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires
WWF ‘Help Save Koalas’ Fund - https://donate.wwf.org.au/donate/koala-crisis/koala-crisis?t=AP1119W03#gs.qp6o9l
Australian Red Cross - https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr
Australian Food Bank - https://www.foodbank.org.au/support-us/make-a-donation/?state=vic