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iN VIDEO: SilverStar's Aussie expats to hold barbecue for wildfire relief

Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.
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January 06, 2020 - 12:23 PM

SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Aussie community is rallying the troops so they can send some help home.

“There is a long-held connection between SilverStar and Australians through both our strong representation in the workforce and SilverStar being a loved holiday destination for many Aussies,” reads a post by Rhi Hutcheson left on the community Facebook page.

“Staff of SilverStar have combined efforts to host a Sausage Sizzle (BBQ) and raffle to support bushfire relief and recovery efforts back home.”

The event will be held outside SilverStar’s Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m.

At present 16 million acres have been burnt in Australia, this is the equivalent of 4,875 times the size of the skiable area of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the post reads. Over 1,700 homes and 24 lives so far have been tragically lost. It is estimated that as many as 500 million animals have perished in the bushfires so far.

All proceeds will be going to Bushfire Relief and Recovery in Australia and distributed to Community Enterprise Foundation: National Bushfire Disaster Appeal as they are able to move funds to affected areas nationwide and NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. due to the devastation to many native Australian animals.

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