How You Can Help the Wildfire Crisis in Australia

Market America | SHOP.COM Worldwide donates to Australian Red Cross

Massive and widespread wildfires have in recent months devastated large swathes of Australia and show no signs of abating. More than 25 people have died, thousands of homes have been destroyed and millions of animals including koalas and kangaroos are believed to have perished, with some species sent to the brink of extinction. Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics John Quiggin of the University of Queensland estimates total costs of the disaster will exceed AUD$100 billion (about US$70 billion).

Market America | SHOP.COM Worldwide is committed to helping the citizens and wildlife now suffering in Market Australia. The company has donated a substantial amount of money to the Australian Red Cross, and we encourage all UnFranchise® Owners (UFOs), customers and friends around the world to follow this example by doing what you can to help, too.

“As a global company with operations around the world, we feel a deep sense of connection to everyone on this planet — and as citizens of the world, we all need to rally together to do whatever we can to help Australia as they cope with unprecedented wildfires which have scorched tens of millions of acres,” said JR Ridinger, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Market America | SHOP.COM Worldwide. “Watching the tragic wildfires in Australia has left many UnFranchise Owners wondering how we can do anything to help out during this terrible disaster unfolding Down Under. While catastrophes of this scale serve as a harsh reminder to us of the delicate balance between humanity and the ecosystems of our precious planet, they also remind us that we have the ability to make a positive impact and a difference for those in need by rallying together.”

Click here to donate to the Australian Red Cross. And for an in-depth look at other ways you can help, check out JR’s detailed blog post on this unfolding tragedy.

The Corporate Team at Market America Worldwide will keep the people of Australia — including all Market Australia UFOs, customers and corporate staff — in our thoughts and prayers, and we thank you for any assistance you can provide in this time of great sorrow and need.

Veronica Nguyen

Veronica Nguyen

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