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Poll: Are Australian businesses giving enough help to those affected by the bushfire?

Photo source: Sam Mooy

Australia is dealing with the bushfire problem for months now since last year. In November 2019, Supermarket giants Woolworths, Coles and Aldi helped the communities devastated by the bushfire crisis.

Woolies donated half a million dollars to the S.T.A.N.D (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) program to support The Salvation Army. Coles are accepting donations to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund at all their check-outs and is providing over $3 million in gift cards to more than 6000 rural fire brigades across Australia. And Aldi has donated products including water, food, sanitary and hygiene products.

But since then, the situation has worsened with at least 1588 homes destroyed this fire season in NSW alone, according to the Rural Fire Service. While 20 people lost their lives while battling or trying to escape the bushfires since December 30.

This week soft drinks giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) donated 250,000 bottles of water and Powerade to bushfire emergency crews and families. The Australasian Association of Convenience Storesyesterday donated A$3000 to the Red Cross and myMedPac partnered with pharmaceutical giants such as Amcal and Guardian pharmacies to donate medicines to those in need.

But the question is, do you think these actions are enough to help Australians curently dealing with the bushfire situation?

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