UPDATE: THIS MONEY IS SPECIFICALLY NOW GOING TO THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (CCF). 100% OF THE PROFITS WILL BE DIRECTLY TRANSFERRED TO THE CCF!
thank you so so much for your support!! :)
Hello! I am raising money for both the California Community Foundation (CCF) & the WIRES Wildlife Rescue (NSW Australia).
California and, most recently, New South Wales has been absolutely devastated by the spread of wildfires, causing detrimental destruction of land: the death tolls of living species, including human beings, is rapidly rising.
Having moved to Southern California less than 2 years ago and facing the state’s greatest climate changes in decades, it was extremely upsetting to have wildfire safety gear sent to my place of work as a precaution in case of an emergency right before I have had to move back to Pittsburgh, PA. The wildfires struck locations surrounding the areas where I was living (Orange & Fullerton), and I was fortunate to never have had my life or my belongings personally impacted during those alarming times.
Last February, Venice Beach became a getaway home to me for a few months while I was learning to skateboard. This location was not far from the wildfires all around LA County. SoCal being a huge surf scene and home for international travelers, I have had the pleasure of meeting & becoming friends with many who are from Australia, which has been horrifying to think about the pain they are feeling for their country through TV news stations and social media showing the damage of their land.
Because international nonprofits were not an option for direct donation, I will personally be donating 50% to the CCF and 50% to WIRES following this fundraiser. I will post photos ofthe receipt after!
Thank you so much for your support,
Haley Wisniewski of Burnout Boards