Top News Accor donates US$291,000 to Australia’s bushfire relief effort By TTG Asia / Posted on 7 August, 2020 11:40 Accor has raised A$404,000 (US$291,000) to support bushfire affected people and communities across Australia, through its Accor Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal. The money was raised globally between January and March 2020, through Accor’s dedicated Gofundraise platform as well as guest fundraising initiatives across Accor Australia’s properties and corporate offices. Accor Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal brings vital aid to fire affected communities The funds were divided among the following charities to aid the Australian bushfire relief effort: Humanitarian Relief (Australian Red Cross): A$100,000; Firefighters (NSW RFS, VIC CFA and SA CFS): A$154,000; Animal Welfare (Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife): A$75,000; and Environment (Greening Australia): A$75,000. In addition, Accor also provided emergency accommodation and catering for members of the community, firefighters and their families. Simon McGrath, COO of Accor Pacific, commented: “We hope these donations will enable each charity to source and distribute support and supplies, when and where they are most needed. “The impact of the bushfires was catastrophic in many states across Australia earlier this year. Since then, Covid-19 has become a national priority, however, it’s important we continue to care for those many people and communities impacted by the bushfires across Australia.” Accor also extended special hotel rates to all firefighters and service providers across Australia to thank them for their courage and bravery.