Wildfires have ravaged the continent of Australia for months, with no end in sight. The fires have burned across 18-million acres of bushland, national parks, and forests. They have destroyed entire towns, displaced thousands, and the human death toll has risen to at least 25. Even more heartbreaking are reports of the animals caught in the out-of-control blazes, wildlife unique to Australia and beloved around the world: kangaroo, koala, wombats, bats, birds, and reptiles. No one is safe. Christoper Dickman, an expert with the University of Sydney, says the total number of animals affected nationwide could be as high as a billion!
Our friend, Lynn Gilmartin, anchor of the World Poker Tour on Fox Sports, calls Australia home. She is in Melbourne and took a few minutes to FaceTime with us, urging everyone to make a small contribution to help the Australian Wildlife -- click here to listen to Lynn on The Scott Sands Show with our free iHeartRadio app.
Lynn says, "Poker players, let's raise money for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors who are helping victims right now. Your contribution will make an impact. EVERY dollar helps. Even if you can only spare $1. It all adds up. 🙏🐨 From the koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, possums, echidnas, wombats and countless other Australian wildlife in need, THANK YOU for your support. 🙏" Proceeds benefit Wildlife Warriors, established in 2002 by Steve & Terri Irwin.