By on April 6, 2020

Kongers Unite to Support Australian Wildfire Recovery

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been one of the most difficult years many of us have ever experienced. With the latest COVID-19 crisis bringing the world to its knees, I am once again reminded of the way that people unite in the face of hardship. Our ability to mobilize and pull together our resources to create solutions is the silver lining to any crisis.

The country of Australia began the year ablaze, and I wanted to express gratitude from both myself and the Kong Australia team for how the Kong community stepped up to help both in the short term and long term to help our country recover from this disaster.

We were heartbroken to witness the devastation caused by the terrible bushfires that impacted much of Australia, and I want to acknowledge and thank the heroes of the fire service across the country as well as the Australian Defence Force (ADF), who put their lives on the line to protect our people, property and wildlife.

I also want to express my deepest thanks to all the Kongers who reached out to our local team, customers and community expressing concern and with offers to help.

Lastly, I wanted to thank all those that donated money to Kong’s fundraiser to raise money for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to fund medium- to long-term recovery of areas impacted by the bushfires – matching every dollar donated and raising over $8K in two weeks! 

While Australia faces a long road to recovery, the spirit of this magnificent country and its people can never be underestimated. We want all Australians to know that you are not alone, and at Kong, we are determined to leverage our most valuable asset – our people – to help rebuild and restore our communities through each crisis that we face.