Chosen by: Fernanda
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world's largest volunteer fire service. Their members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of the area. They attend a range of incidents and activities, such as: bush and grass fires, house and structure fires, storm damage, search and rescue, motor vehicle accidents, community education and bushfire mitigation.
To protect the community and their environment they will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.
Why did I choose them for the monthly donation?
Bushfires have always been a part of Australia's ecology and environment. Some of the country's native flora have evolved to rely on bushfires for reproduction. However, due to climate change, record-breaking temperatures and prolonged drought, the season that started in June 2019 soon was declared a state of emergency in November, and in spite of all the efforts, the country is still in crisis.
These fires have substantially affected the flora and fauna of the place, it is estimated that more than one billion animals have died, more than 16 million hectares have been burned and at least 28 people have died. This is why I set out to find an organization that could mitigate the impact, which will eventually be global, since we all coexist under the same atmosphere.
I chose them, but it wasn't easy, help is required all over and in many forms. Below is a list of other organizations that I considered in case you are interested in contributing:
Matrushka makes a monthly donation to a nonprofit organization. Each month, a different team member has the opportunity to decide who they want to donate to. This was one of those donations.