Here’s How You Can Help Australia During Devastating Bushfires

I know there’s a lot going on (a potential war with Iran, the impeachment, J Lo’s giant bow dress from the Golden Globes), but it’s important to remember that through all of this, the world is also currently on fire, metaphorically speaking, but also literally speaking.

There are 136 fires burning across New South Wales, Australia, taking lives, destroying homes and infrastructure, and devastating wildlife. At least 24 people have been killed, with dozen more missing. As of January 6, over 15 million acres have burned, more than 1,300 homes have been destroyed, 100,000 people are displaced, and 500 million animals have died. That’s half a billion animals.

And fire season isn’t over. But tell me again how climate change isn’t real.

How to fix climate change is still a question our current leaders are refusing to answer. On a list of 57 countries ranked by action on climate change, Australia ranked… 57th.

But there is a way you can help the situation in Australia: donating money. Money is crucial in these situations and helping fund organizations that help communities in need during these kinds of tragedies is the best way to give a helping hand. If you are able, please consider donating to one/some/all of these organizations. Australia and the koalas will thank you.


The NSW Rural Fire Service

Here you can support the local firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

The RSPCA Bushfire Appeal

Here you can donate to protect the pets and keep livestock safe during the fires.

The Country Fire Authority

Here you can donate directly to Victoria’s rural firefighting service.

Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

Here you can help support staff that is standing by at evacuation centers to help provide support needed in communities and to first responders who are on the front lines.

St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)

Here you can donate money to victims of the fires who have been evacuated and/or lost their homes and/or family members as a result.

The Naked Philanthropist

Here’s a fun one. A sex worker has set up an amazing system online, where people can donate to a list of charities and organizations that will help people and wildlife affected by the fires, and in exchange, she will send them a nude. You have to donate directly to the organization of your choosing, and then send proof of a receipt to her. In the end, ass will save the world. I’ve been saying this for years.

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This Hero Sold Her Nudes To Raise Money For The Australian Wildfires

With all of the crazy sh*t going on in the world, it can feel like there is nothing we can do to help. Thoughts and prayers are not enough, that much is clear. Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen your friends and celebrities posting about the Australian bushfires, a series of massive wildfires that are devastating bush, forests, and parks, and causing people to evacuate their homes. Russell Crowe urged viewers of last night’s Golden Globes to step up and help, and you’ve probably seen some of your friends post resources and organizations to donate to on their Insta stories. But one hero went one step further, and came up with a genius way to raise money for the bushfires. Kaylen Ward, aka the Naked Philanthropist, used her talents, Twitter, and tits to raise over $700,000 for the wildfires in Australia.

Kaylen, who has a significant social media following, tweeted that she would trade screenshots of donations for personalized nudes. A $10 donation would get you a picture and a $100 donation would get you a video. In minutes, the do-nude-tions started flooding her DMs, proving that people’s thirst truly has no bounds. 

I’m sending nudes to every person who donates atleast $10 to any one of these fundraisers for the wildfires in Australia. Every $10 you donate = one nude picture from me to your DM. You must send me confirmation that you donated.
Please RT #AustraliaOnFire #AustraliaFires

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 4, 2020

In two hours, she raised $5,000. Her tweet continued to blow up and her DMs continued to be inundated, and she hit six-figures in a single day. She even hired a team of four people to help her sort through the DMs, verify the donations, and send her nudes. In less than three days, Kaylen raised over $700,000, which is over ONE MILLION AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS.

An estimated $700K has been raised for the Australian Bush Fires in response to my tweet….
is this real life?

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 6, 2020

Unfortunately, her operation came to a screeching (momentary) halt when Instagram deleted her account. 

Instagram claimed that she had “violated guidelines,” which is code for her pictures were too hot to handle. (It’s wild that you can’t post side boob on the internet but you can threaten to bomb countries, but that’s another story.) Kaylen tried to create another account, but that one was deleted as well. Now, things are low-key spiraling out of control. People are making fake accounts to try to impersonate her. 

INSTAGRAM DEACTIVED MY SECOND ACCOUNT. I don’t have an Instagram. None of these are real

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 5, 2020

A FAKE ACCOUNT OF ME HAS 20k followers on Instagram…. go UNFOLLOW AND REPORT

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 6, 2020

However, Kaylen is working tirelessly to make sure that she keeps her promise to all the other people who held up their end of the bargain. 

In addition to people making fake accounts on Instagram to impersonate her (unclear what their end goal was, or if they’d be sending nudes as well), Kaylen discovered she was receiving faulty donation screenshots just to get nudes for free. I know men are trash, but geez. If you can’t even donate $10 to charity for a nude, what in the actual f*ck is wrong with you? You know Pornhub is free, right?

The fact that two people used the same photo to fake a donation is so disgusting. If you’re that broke that you can’t donate $10 to a good cause to literally save a burning country but instead scam me out of a free nude, you’re the lowest of the low.

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 4, 2020

There have been other unforeseen consequences from Kaylen’s decision to sell nudes for charity. Namely, some people in her life seem to have issues grasping how badass this is.

My IG got deactivated, my family disowned me, and the guy I like won’t talk to me all because of that tweet. But fuck it, save the koalas.

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 5, 2020

The bright side is that there are tons of people from all corners of the internet (hi) who are supporting Kaylen. While it’s not exactly shocking that a woman would get shamed for displaying her body and putting her sexuality out there on the internet (for a good cause), it’s especially crazy since Kaylen was selling nudes before any of her money went to charity. To put it into perspective, Kaylen runs an OnlyFans account where she sells her nudes online. Instead of selling these nudes and pocketing the money for herself, she is letting that money go directly to charity. Would you ever catch me working overtime for free?! Not a f*cking SHOT. I am NOT that good of a person. She is even paying others to help her do this. So no matter what work that Kaylen is doing, whether it be sex work or other, she is giving up her time and money to put a stop to the Australian bushfires, which no government official seems to be concerned with.

Even with all of the backlash and online hate avalanche, Kaylen’s heart of gold continues to keep on giving. She is planning to give a car to a family in need in the LA area where she currently lives.

I have decided to continue the donations in a new direction by giving someone in the LA area a car. I have a 2009 Ford Fushion that I would like to give to a family who is in desperate need of help. Please let me know if you know anyone who could benefit from this.

— THE NAKED PHILANTHROPIST (@lilearthangelk) January 6, 2020

We need to protect her at all costs.

If you want to help the Australian wildfires but don’t need to get any nudes in return, read here.

Images: lilearthangelk / Twitter