January 13th, 2020
TFR Global announces that it is donating $1,000,000 to help Australia recover from the devastating bushfires.
TFR Global are pleased to confirm that the company will donate $1 million US dollars to help Australia recover from a series of bushfires that have ravaged the country.
The infernos have claimed over 25 million acres of Australian land, and killed nearly 1 billion animals since they began in late September, according to some estimates. On top of that, 27 people have perished in the blazes across Australia’s countryside.
The fires started due to exceptionally hot and dry conditions. Australia experienced its driest spring on record in 2019, and December 18 was the hottest day in Australian history. With average temperatures across the country exceeding 105 degrees Farenheit.
“Our hearts go out to all Australians, the country’s communities, bushland and wildlife affected by the devastating bushfires,” said Dennis Tillman Joint Founder and Managing Director of TFR Global.
Blazes have torn through bushland, wooded areas, and national parks like the Blue Mountains. Some of Australia's largest cities have also been affected, including Melbourne and Sydney -- where fires have damaged homes in the outer suburbs and thick plumes of smoke have blanketed the urban center. Earlier in December, the smoke was so bad in Sydney that air quality measured 11 times the "hazardous" level.
Each year there is a fire season during the Australian summer, with hot, dry weather making it easy for blazes to start and spread.Natural causes are to blame most of the time, like lightning strikes in drought-affected forests. Dry lightning was responsible for starting a number of fires in Victoria's East Gippsland region in late December, which then traveled more than 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in just five hours, according to state agency Victoria Emergency.
Anyone wanting to know more information should contact TFR Global via [email protected].