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Here's what you can do to help those on the frontline of the devastating NSW fires

Help those on the frontline of the recovery effort. Source: AAP

More than 850,000 hectares of New South Wales has already burned, with the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions joining Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter is facing 'catastrophic' fire conditions.

As flames tear through large parts of New South Wales, firefighters, volunteers and charity workers are providing round-the-clock support for those devastated by the ongoing bushfires.

To help those on the frontline of the recovery effort, a donation can be made to the following organisations and charities.

NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service is at the frontline of efforts to contain flames that are burning across the state.

NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers Bob (left) and Greg Kneipp, a father and son, embrace after successfully defending a property in Torrington, near Glen Innes.
NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers Bob (left) and Greg Kneipp, a father and son, embrace after successfully defending a property in Torrington, near Glen Innes.
AAP

You can donate to the organisation via credit card or via direct deposit:

Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service

Bank: Westpac BSB: 032-001 Account No: 171051

To request a receipt please email your name, date of deposit, amount and address to dgr@rfs.nsw.gov.au

Cheques and money orders can be posted to:

NSW Rural Fire Service
Locked Bag 17,
Granville NSW 2142

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility assisting koalas impacted by the recent bushfires.

Donations provide much needed hydration solutions, burn creams, bandages, nutritional replacement formulas, syringes and bedding for injured koalas.
Donations provide much needed hydration solutions, burn creams, bandages, nutritional replacement formulas, syringes and bedding for injured koalas.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

More than 350 of the native marsupials have already perished and more work is needed to help rehabilitate koalas who are dehydrated and suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

You can donate to the Koala Hospital via its gofundme page.

The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Emergency Services teams have been deployed to bushfire regions in New South Wales and Queensland.

Crews will be working to provide ongoing care, offer immediate assistance like food and shelter, help reach isolated families and provide essential items.

You can donate to the Salvos' Emergency and Disaster Appeal online.

Salvation Army teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders.
Salvation Army teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders.
The Salvation Army

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross is assisting communities in regions devastated by bushfires.

Donations to the Red Cross can be made at any Commonwealth Bank branch in New South Wales or Queensland, or online at the Red Cross website.

More than 60 Red Cross volunteers including Margaret Kiehne and Jenny Sloman are offering assistance at 16 evacuation centres across New South Wales.
More than 60 Red Cross volunteers including Margaret Kiehne and Jenny Sloman are offering assistance at 16 evacuation centres across New South Wales.
Australian Red Cross

You can also donate via phone between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday by calling Red Cross on 1800 733 276.

Thread Together

Thread Together is a charitable group that sources new and excess clothing from fashion retailers before making them available to communities in need.

The organisation is looking for distribution partners on the ground in fire zones to help receive clothing and distribute it to residents.

Thread Together makes new and excess clothing available to communities doing it tough.
Thread Together makes new and excess clothing available to communities doing it tough.
Thread Together

If your company can assist with handing out items please contact the Thread Together office on 1300 003 789 or email info@threadtogether.org

You can also make a donation to Thread Together via the organisation's website

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