Unisex Soft Tee Color: NATURAL with Black Ink
100% of the proceeds from our original release HAS BEEN SPLIT BETWEEN THE BELOW TWO ORGANIZATIONS: $4,502.00 WAS RAISED!
1) $2,502 to WIRES: The New South Wales-based Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc., Australia's largest wildlife rescue organization, is accepting donations to fund the rescue and care of animals affected by the fires. In December, WIRES received more than 20,000 calls and volunteers attended more than 3,300 rescues, according to the organization's website. All animal rescuers are volunteers. Learn more at wires.org.au.
2) $2,000 to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital: Bindi Irwin, the daughter of famed wildlife conservationist and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, has been taking in many displaced animals at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, which is owned by her mother, Terri. The Queensland hospital is "busier than ever," Irwin said in an Instagram post. The zoo's Wildlife Warriors program has raised more than $400,000 for new enclosures to house flying foxes and koalas injured or displaced by fires. Donate at azwh.blackbaud-sites.com.
3) Additionally, Ryan and Jolene have made a personal monthly commitment to the WWF Koala Adoption Program. This monthly donation is an indefinite donation that we are placing separate from the above!
*For orders beginning 1/17/20 for the foreseeable future:
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to assist in the reforestation in Australia. While trees for this project will not go in the ground until the fires have ceased and the soil is ready for plantation, your support will help make sure they are ready to hit the ground running and repair the country’s beautiful and iconic landscape once planting season hits. These donations will assist in planting trees that will help re-habitat the koalas.
Our partner at One Tree Planted has chosen trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants, depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored across New South Wales and Australia.
We are 100% transparent with our donation amounts so follow along @lonecactusshop on Instagram for details.
This year's fire season has brought about unprecedented destruction as wildfires have spread across every Australian state, burning up nearly 6 million hectares (15 million acres) of bush as of January 2020. But the devastation witnessed in the state of New South Wales is nearly unfathomable - 3.6 million hectares (8.8 million acres) have been lost, over 1,500 homes destroyed or damaged, and 24 people have been killed. New South Wales is home to some of the most iconic of Australia's wildlife - koalas, wombats, and kangaroos to name a few - and their habitat is rapidly declining.