Hillsong Church has recently launched its bushfire relief appeal. A relief effort to offer help to the firefighters and victims of the bushfires raging across Australia right now. Hillsong global senior pastor Brian Houston has recently reported on his Instagram page that the church had raised $1,003,988.52.
The blazes, which began last fall, has resulted in the death of 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the church noted on their website Friday in an update about their relief efforts; it is estimated that approximately 12 million hectacres have burned thus far.
The church writes: "The outpouring of love, care and concern and generosity from people from all walks of life both here and overseas, has been staggering and humbling.
Our response as a church in any crisis like this involves a two-fold approach which not just looks after the immediate needs but also looks to the long-term recovery and wellbeing of those who are suffering.
As a church community we have come together over the past few weeks and extended generosity to those suffering and the emergency service workers who are giving up their holidays to work tirelessly to protect homes, land and families in the path of the fires.
In November, Hillsong Men's Event generously gave towards the Bushfire Appeal which enabled us to send much-needed funds to the Salvation Army and volunteer fire brigades for their on-the-ground emergency work within the affected communities."
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