Last updated on February 8th, 2020
“Our house is on fire.” – Greta Thunberg
It’s well verbalized by her when we talk about Australia bushfire. And, be assured that it’s not only about Australia, it’s also about us – The Whole World! Though Australia is no stranger to wildfires, this time, it’s reeling from the rage of bushfires; wreaking havoc that has affected more than a billion animals and razed the natural habitat.
The world is weary with sorrow with such gruesome losses of life with a fear that an estimated billion animals are killed and more on the urge to death due to starvation and loss of habitat. Bypassing each day, the bushfire has taken an unexpected and severe turn spreading across the 21 million acres of land and destroying more than 2500 homes.
Australia Bushfire hasn’t only affected the forest ground, but it also poses complex and wide-ranging problems along with weather and climate challenges. Extreme temperature, droughts, winds, storms, floods, and climate change are intersecting in ways that are difficult to untangle and address.
Reports state that Australia is experiencing one of the worst days in decades, a killing heatwave has broken the highest nationwide average temperature record; sweltering under temperatures well above 40 degrees Celsius (113-120 degrees Fahrenheit).
Weather experts forecasted that the climate has grown more extreme and worsened the impact of natural disasters. Each day adds up more pain to Australia’s dire situation where everyone around the world is offering everything from thoughts and prayers to support.
Several charities and a growing group of Hollywood A-listers like Chris Hemsworth, Celeste Barber, Kylie Minogue, Sir Elton John, etc. have pledged huge amounts of donation towards Australia’s bushfire relief efforts. With the combined efforts, more than $100 million has been raised, directly reaches the local fire services and volunteers that are battling so hard on the frontlines.
We, Designhill, feel sad and pray that these ravages of time stop soon. Being a community-based company serving users from more than 180 countries, we take it as a responsibility to support the injured and orphaned animals as well as reforestation efforts in Australia.
“It saddens us to know that more than a billion animals have died a painful death and thousands of people lost their homes. It feels dark and helpless but we can only grieve for the defenseless animals. Though, it’s a call for an hour. We appeal to support the injured and orphaned animals and battle this “unprecedented disaster” together. We will be donating 100% of its profits from the sale of products from ‘Help Australia With Art’ initiative where artists from the PrintShop community have created special artworks to spread awareness and motivate people to support the cause. PrintShop is offering these special artworks on 50+ product categories available on its platforms including t-shirts, hoodies, phone cases, wall arts, bags, etc. The proceeds will directly reach the local fire services, volunteers and selected NGOs who are battling on the frontlines. And, we invite you to join this cause. #HelpAustralia” – Rahul Agarwal, Co-Founder, Designhill.
Therefore, we call on our community to share their artwork on PrintShop which helps in creating awareness and inspire the volunteers to battle this widespread devastation. This initiative is determined to drive the maximum contribution through sales of more than 50 products available on the platform.
How Can You Contribute?
Create artwork, upload it in your store on PrintShop and tag it as “Help Australia”. The artwork should be related to the cause which will help in generating awareness, inspire the volunteers and drive maximum contribution from people from all walks of life.
Why Should You Participate?
For every artwork sold on any of the 50+ products available; PrintShop has decided to pledge 100% of its profits to the cause. The proceeds will directly reach the local fire services, volunteers and selected NGOs who are battling on the frontlines.
How Can You Spread Awareness?
By purchasing, donning or gifting the product dedicated to the cause be it t-shirts, caps, hoodies, phone cases or any other products; you can help us spread awareness & motivate people to contribute through our platform.
Also, we request each member of our community to share this message among the artist fraternity and help them to join this noble cause. It’s not only Australia’s fight. It’s our fight.
Let’s battle this “unprecedented disaster” together.