We, at Max Biocare, are shocked and saddened by the severity and impact of the recent and ongoing catastrophic Australia bushfires that have swept across our beautiful country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected; the lives lost, destruction of homes, communities, grasslands and forest and impact on wildlife has been unimaginable and a true tragedy. The latest estimates show that over 10 million hectares of land have been burned, 1 billion native animals and livestock have perished, thousands of homes destroyed, over 25 lives lost and many more are missing. These figures are utterly heart-breaking.
We are in awe of our amazing firefighters, emergency service workers and incredible volunteers who have worked tirelessly to protect our communities. They have been a true inspiration for us all. If we can take any positive, it is that the Australian community have come together like never before, raising millions and millions of dollars, spreading awareness, and countless citizens volunteering, giving resources, food or services. The love, compassion and goodwill that has been shared has been outstanding.
As a company, is it is our mission to support the disaster relief efforts of these events now and into the future. While we are still determining a longer-term plan, we have responded initially by donating $5,000 to each of the following organisations to ensure our efforts are spread across the key areas of emergency services, humanitarian relief and animal welfare.
The extent of the disaster is ongoing, and the recovery period expected to be years not months. We encourage our extended community to donate to these organisations and spread awareness in any capacity you can. Every bit helps and together we can make a difference.
We will continue to update our Max Biocare community on our support efforts in the coming weeks and months.
Max Biocare participates in various social contribution activities to help local communities in developing countries make positive change. Our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities focus in the areas of healthcare and education.