The whole world is expressing grief and sadness over the present situation of Australian bushfires which left us all in disbelief. Since September 2019, bushfires in the country have been spreading fast and the severe impact these raging fires are having on people is unthinkable. Several lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and millions of animals passed away.
In the latest development, vegetables have been dropped over New South Wales in a bid to distribute food to fire-affected wildlife in the country.
Thousands of kilograms of food including carrots and sweet potatoes were dropped from the sky for wallaby colonies, as per Minister for Energy and Environment for New South Wales Matt Kean.
“Operation Rock Wallaby ?- #NPWS staff today dropped thousands of kgs of food (Mostly sweet potato and carrots) for our Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby colonies across NSW,” Mr Kean tweeted.
He went on share an image of one of the fire-affected critters eating carrot, with the caption “One happy customer”.
Previously in January, a professor from the University of Sydney calculated that over 480 million animals died since the bushfires began in New South Wales alone.
Meanwhile, celebrities, athletes and leaders across the world did their bit by contributing something for the bushfire victims in this crisis. Among the several contributors, former legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne had announced that he would be auctioning his baggy green cap in order to increase funds for the bushfire victims.
Shane Warne’s Baggy Green cap alone managed to raise $1 million for bushfire appeal. The bidder for Shane Warne’s Baggy Green cap is none other than Commonwealth Bank, who splashed the cash to pay $1,007,500 for the prestigious cap. It should be noted that all this money will go help the bushfire victims in the need of the hour.
Earlier, there were reports claiming that the anonymous buyer who was mentioned on the auction house website as ‘MC of Sydney’ was former cricket captain Michael Clarke, who is also a close friend of Shane Warne.
Nonetheless, it has now been revealed that CommBank CEO Matt Comyn was the one who added that Baggy Green cap would be taken on a national tour to help raise much-needed funds for the bushfire victims before eventually being put on permanent exhibition at the Bradman Museum in Bowral.
CommBank CEO Matt Comyn said he is happy that Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been able to secure Shane Warne’s prestigious Baggy Green cap.