As Australia's bushfire crisis worsens, everyone from celebrities like Jay Park through to citizens around the world have been donating money and resources to help those fighting and those affected by the fires.
The Australian K-pop community has also been hard at work, with many fandoms using their influence to encourage one another to donate to worthy causes. From wildlife projects to donation drives, there's been multiple fundraising projects coming from different local fandoms.
Here's just some of the awesome work being done by K-pop fans both locally and worldwide.
Cross fandom project
In a cross-fandom project, multiple Aussie K-pop fandoms have joined forced to raise funds in a bushfire donation project. The donations will go to three different organisations, covering fire service, people affected and wildlife. They are also offering a prize giveaway that donors go into the draw for when they give money to the project.
The project involves the following fandoms: AB6IX Australia, A.C.E. Australia, Aussie VAMPZ ~ Lovers of VAV, ATEEZ Official Australia and NZ, BLACKPINK Australia, Chungha (Australian Official Group), DAY6 Australia, Dreamcatcher InSomnia Australia, EXO-L Australia, GOT7 Australia, iKON Australia, ITZY Australia, NCT Australia (Official Australia NCTZEN Group), NU'EST Australia, SF9 (Australian Official Fanclub), SHINee's Lee Taemin Worldwide, SHINee Worldwide, Stray Kids Australia, SUPER M Australia and New Zealand, The Rose Australia, TWICE Australia, Wanna One Australia (Official Australian Fanpage) and X1 Australia.
You can find out more about their project here.
Australia BTS has organised a BTS ARMY Fire Fund, that's raised over $18K. The donations are being split between the Red Cross and various firefighter donation points.
BTS AUSTRALIA has organised a birthday project for J-Hope called Hope For Australia that will be donating funds raised to WIRES, the NSW RFS and CFA and Givit.
It's not just local fans who are contributing either, international K-pop fandoms have been putting their hands up to help support fundraising efforts for the bushfires. Here's just some of them...
BLACKPINK fans have donated to Jennie's birthday project which will go to the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie to help with the care of wildlife affected by the fires.
Super Junior ELFs
ELFs are raising money for the NSW Rural Fire Service, with fans from all around the world contributing to a GoFundMe.
ATEEZ's fans have been pooling money to donate to the Koala Hospital, NSW Rural Fire Service and a fire relief fund for First Nations Communities.
Carats have organised to donate to a few organisations under Boo Seungkwan's name, in honour of his upcoming birthday.
ONEWE & ONEUS fans
ONEWE fans have raised money to donate to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation.
ONEUS To Moons have fundraised to also donated to WIRES in honour of ONEUS' one year debut anniversary.
LOONA fans are donating to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Hospital and their rescue team.
MONSTA X Monbebes
Monbebes have launched a project involving giveaways to get fans donating to three organisations, using the hashtag #MBBForAustralia.
One NCTzen has set up a fundraiser to adopt koalas in honour of NCT member Johnny's 25th birthday.
Many fandoms are also asking fans to donate directly to organisations who are working to help those affected by the bushfires across Australia. If you want to find out more, check out this Twitter thread updating with new K-pop projects for the fires.
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