3Speak For Australia - Raising Funds for WIRES and RFS

in Threespeak8 months ago (edited)

Hello everyone, we would like to inform you a about a charity fundraising initiative, that we will be taking part in, until further notice.

As of this date 14 January 2020, Australian Bushfires have burned an estimated 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres; 186,000 square kilometres; 72,000 square miles), destroyed over 5,900 buildings (including approximately 2,683 homes), and killed at least 29 people. An estimated one billion animals were also killed and some endangered species may be driven to extinction.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_Australian_bushfire_season

We have made a change to our platform beneficiaries. As of now, 1% of all rewards generated through content created on the 3Speak platform will go to the newly created account @three4australia. This will help us to raise money for two charities: WIRES and the RFS.

Now, anyone can help the wildlife in Australia and all of the brave volunteer firefighters of Australia by simply posting your videos to 3Speak. All creators who participate will receive an exclusive profile badge as shown below:

WIRES

Website: https://www.wires.org.au/

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. We are passionate about supporting smaller volunteer organisations in the wildlife sector with the same mission, as well as Universities, Veterinary Associations and other leading scientific and environmental groups. In the last 5 years WIRES has been working with WWF, National Parks Association, Humane Society International, The Wilderness Society, Nature Conservation Council, Birdlife, RSPCA, Animal Welfare League and IFAW and we thank these organisations for their significant ongoing contribution to the wildlife rehabilitation sector.
While WIRES presence is mostly in NSW where we are responding to more than 90,000 rescues each year, we also receive around 170,000 calls to our 1300 WIRES line annually, including thousands of interstate calls where we provide rescue advice.
Source: https://www.wires.org.au/

Many of us have seen the disturbing photographs of burned animals that were on the news lately. The current wildfires in Australias are the most devestaging in history and have already burned over 4.9 million hectares in New South Wales.

RFS (New South Wales Rural Fire Service)

Website: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is a volunteer-based firefighting agency and statutory body of the Government of New South Wales.
The NSW RFS is responsible for fire protection in 95% of the land area of New South Wales and the Jervis Bay Territory, while urban areas are the responsibility of Fire and Rescue NSW. The NSW RFS is the primary agency for responding to bushfires in the state. In addition, they respond to structural fires, vehicle fires, motor vehicle accidents and wide range of other emergencies, as well as providing preventative advice to local communities.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_Rural_Fire_Service

The RFS firefigthers do an incredible job, protecting the people and wildlife. That is why we want to thank them for their service.

FAQs


Wait. Does this mean more benficiaries?

No. We replaced the 10% Beneficiary from @threespeakwallet to 1% @three4australia and 9% @threespeakwallet. Nothing extra will be taken out from the rewards. The 1% beneficiary to @steem.dao was not changed.

How will the funds be split?

Each organisation will each receive 50% of the received funds.

When does this start?

We have already implemented the benficiary update!

When does the campaign end?

It will be an ongoing campaign until further notice.

Why is the campaign open ended?

It is hard to tell when the fires will be extinguished completely. We want to continuely provide support for WIRES and RFS.

Can I only take part by posting through 3Speak?

You are free to set @three4australia as a beneficiarie to your post. However only 3Speak creators will receive the special profile badge. You can also send STEEM and SBD to @three4australia for further support.

How will you send the funds to WIRESand RFS

The received SP will be powered down and sold together with all Steem and SBD in the account. WIRESand RFS will both receive 50% of the funds. An annoucement will be made as and when the funds are sent to WIRES& RFS.

How do I receive my badge?

The badge is automatically added to your 3Speak Channel when you upload a video while this campaign is active.

Beneficiaries on this post.

99% of the rewards of this post will go to @three4australia. 1% will go to @steem.dao


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WIRES do excellent work. Friends of mine are volunteers who specialise in macropods (kangaroos, wallabies), bats, birds and snakes. WIRES does far more to help wildlife than the likes of WWF or Green Peace.

We Love you Australia!!!!

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Hope we raise lots of money, to help out. resteemed

Nice one guys!

@galenkp, @mattclarke, @ausbitbank Can you guys get this out so that it can be shared further?

Good initiative @threespeak! Hope my resteem can do something <3

You are awesome guys! I was hoping someone on Steem would come up with an initiative like this and there you go :) I wish you raise a lot of funds, the photos and footages of the poor Australian animals killed and mutilated by the fire are just heartbreaking...

Hopefully the money reaches those who
really need it...
Respect.

Its really heartbreaking to see what's happening in Australia. I wish all those there the very best. Happy Friday ThreeSpeak.

Great work @threespeak team. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

The help is definitely needed. I will check it out!

Thank you for setting up this generous contribution @threespeak.

I hope you don’t mind me mentioning here that I have also created an account that will collect donations to support those affected by the fires. The introductory post is located here:

https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@disasterrelief/introducing-disasterrelief-donating-all-funds-to-support-australian-bushfire-recovery

All the support for the australians . We saw on tv what happned there in Tunisia ( north africa).
One of the best countries that has beautiful places and nature

I am curious why start your own campaign when @jackmiller has been doing this for a little over a month? Why not just back what he is already doing? I think it's great people are helping, and kudos on that. Just strikes me as odd not to team up with someone that is from there and has family and friends there. 'Boots on the ground' as it were.

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@threespeak, This effort is really appreciable aspect team. Tougher times bring us all close and definitely this effort will prove as Point Of Hope and Boost.

My good wishes are always with you team and stay blessed.

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Thanks for creating this initiative to stop billions of animals being killed, and to save human lives and properties. We hope this goes a long way and huge funds will be raised to fight this dire situation in Australia 🇦🇺 #PrayForAustralia

Nice initiative

We can only hope and pray for the brave willing to do some good in this world


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Thanks for the post.

I'm hoping all the best for those in Australia. Happy Tuesday ThreeSpeak.

Thanks for showing your support... in fact, your post has just prompted me to register with WIRES as a wildlife rescue volunteer, something I've wanted to do for many years.

wish I knew more about this app to add funs to donate to the cause :/

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