Posted by Julia Goonan
on 10 February 2020
While rain flows over Bethlehem, the Australian bushfires continue to take over much of the State of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Not only affecting millions of animals and wildlife but thousands of homes and Australians. The students of Bethlehem University in the Holy Land hear of the tragic bushfires taking over their Lasallian community in Australia and feel helpless.
Br Peter Bray FSC, Vice-Chancellor of the University, has had multiple students ask for ways of donating to help the firefighters, Koalas and suffering families. With discussion from Lasallians here in Australia, students are now arranging a fundraiser to alert many other people within the University of ways they can assist Australians that are first-hand victims of the fires.
The University students are planning to donate their funds and prayers to Givit, a charity that uses unwanted goods to people in need. They also plan on donating to Blazeaid, a group of volunteers that assist directly to the people involved in the natural disaster, as well as surrounding towns to prevent damage.
Whilst the bushfires have slowed down since January, the need for ongoing support for Australians affected by the fires is still ravishing across the country. Lasallians unite, even on opposite sides of the world, to collectively lend a helping and loving hand to those of us that need it, in the footsteps of St John Baptist De La Salle himself.