Announcement. Bushfire crisis.
(From the Founder @adnoax)
I have made the decision to pause trading and production of MR MIST whilst our nation is in the grips of a deadly crisis.
When I moved to Australia many years ago, I was blown away by many things about the country. There's no way we are perfect as a nation, historically or currently. That said, 'mateship' is the one thing I always refer to when people ask why I love this country so much? Mateship. Looking out for each other.
In recent years, with all the shit going on in the world and on our own shores - I've felt this 'mateship' fading. In me, and in general.
I'm blessed not with riches but free time, and some perspective.
There will be no promotion of MR MIST, no shipping, no production and no revenue generation until we are through the worst of this unrelenting bushfire crisis.
I am going to take some time to help the efforts in changing opinions, helping charities, and families affected by the damage. I'm not sure what that looks like right now, but I'll work on it quickly and take action.
- Competition winners will receive their prizes a little later than planned.
- No social media activity for a while - except in the case of awareness of the crisis.
- All orders have been fulfilled and posted.
- The store will be disabled during this time.
- I'll be speaking with partners around posting about charities.
- Any planned paid promotion and advertising will be donated to the RFS.
They say "the show must go on" - and that's true, but sometimes the show changes.
If you have been effected by the fires, please reach out and If I can do anything I will.
See you on the other side.
With love, Adam xo
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Taken from theguardian.com
"The NSW Rural Fire Service has multiple options for direct donations. You can donate to the RFS as a whole, or to specific brigades. You can donate through bank transfer, credit card or cheque.
For bank transfers, there is a set bank account (Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service, BSB: 032-001, Account No: 171051). This account is for the RFS as a whole.
For credit cards, this link will take you to the landing page. You can choose specific brigades from a dropdown box, or donate to the RFS general fund.
And if your brigade is not listed, or if you are unclear, you can contact your local brigade.
In Queensland, Fire and Rescue advise that you can donate both money and items through the website givit.org.au.
The website allows fire-affected communities to list what they specifically need, from water tanks in Yeppoon to school uniforms in Zillmere.
In Victoria, the Country Fire Authority has two bank accounts, one for specific brigades and one for the general fund.
"You can donate to some of the charities who routinely help with recovery: the Red Cross Relief and Recovery Appeal, St Vincent de Paul or the Salvation Army.
You can also donate, provide items or volunteer at specific evacuation centres – a list can be found here. In general it is always better to give money to the charities that organise assistance, rather than donating in kind, unless there is a specific request for certain items, or if you have checked in advance what may be required.
Each centre may have different needs, so it is important not to arrive unannounced with goods to donate."