The massive destruction resulting from the wildfires in Australia is truly devastating, not simply because of the wildlife and people that are suffering, as many have died, but also for Australia and the world, as a whole. It's a heartbreaking situation.
As the years have gone on, there has not only been a drastic increase in the number of wildfires, but also in their strength and size. As a result, the resources required to quell these destructive forces have also increased, leading to strains on funding and personnel available.
Thankfully, people all around the world have empathized and sent what they could in aid, whether monetarily or in the form of goods. Celebrities have also tried to make an impact by donating money towards the fire services that are on the front lines. Just recently, Australian natives, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban pledged to send $500,000 in aid for personnel.