Be wary before donating to bushfire, earthquake funds

The fires in Australia have been devastating, with some reports saying over 20.76 million acres of land has been destroyed. Additionally, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed, with at least 28 people reported dead and thousands displaced. An estimated half a billion animal lives have been lost. Many people want to know how they can help provide assistance for displaced families and wildlife, or how to help the volunteer firefighters working to put out the flames, said Britta Clark, director of Communications for the Better Business Bureau in Salt Lake City.