The streaming marathon GenerOZity – which has raised over $114,200 over the past 7 years for causes like mental health, children in need, and cancer research – is set to run through the 17-19th of January in Sydney.
While GenerOZity’s first focus was the RFS, the past week saw an incredible amount of donations to the RFS from celebrities across the globe. GenerOZity has expanded their efforts to cover the CFA (Victoria volunteers) and the DFES (Western Australia volunteers), as their funding is nowhere near what the RFS has received.
Spot fires are happening in Perth, and with a handful of environmental factors could escalate. The DFES have even sent many of their own teams to NSW and Victoria, so funds have been expanded to ensure all volunteer teams can support themselves during this time. GenerOZity has also received advice from the DFES to donate funds to local firehouses directly.
From the Director of GenerOZity Joel Rennie, “People feel helpless. They can’t pick up a hose, much less drive down to the fires and assist in the relief efforts. It takes 6 months minimum for the training required to help, so the GenerOZity team are joining their skill sets to entertain and lift spirits while helping spread awareness and raising money for the individual volunteer groups.”
“Australia needs all of us, and that’s why we’re happy to invite everyone along. It takes all kinds. No matter what your skill set, every little bit helps.”
GenerOZity makes this all possible with the help of sponsors and partnerships, like Penny Arcade.