Destiny 2 has launched a campaign to help victims of Australia’s Bushfires. These fires have been going on for 3 months now and estimates say that it will take another 3 months before they are under control. In that time over a billion animals have been lost, 25 human lives and at least 2,000 homes have been lost.
Now Destiny 2 is joining EVE Online and countless other groups and websites online who have started raising funds to help Australia heal. For their part, Bungie is developing a limited edition T-Shirt to raise funds for both the Australian firefighters and animal rescue efforts. Pre-order for the shirt will be available January 16th through to February 18th in the Bungie Store and the Bungie Store EU. Christine Edwards, the Senior Foundation Manager for the Bungie Foundation had this to say about the fundraiser.
Over the past two decades, the Bungie community has been an amazing force for good in our world by raising millions of dollars to assist those in distress. In addition to supporting thousands of children through our iPads for Kids Program, you have helped victims of hurricanes Katrina and Harvey and have donated to those affected by earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, and Nepal. Time and time again, you have been Guardians to others in their greatest time of need.
The bush fires currently ravaging Australia have been devastating. Many people have lost their homes, firefighters are risking their lives daily, and an estimated hundreds of millions of wild animals have fallen victim to the fires.
We are developing a limited-edition T-shirt fundraising campaign to support both Australia’s firefighting efforts and the country’s animal rescue and conservation efforts. The T-shirt, which comes with an exclusive Destiny 2 “Star Light, Star Bright” emblem redemption code with purchase, will be available for pre-order on the Bungie Store and Bungie Store EU between Thursday, January 16 and Tuesday, February 18 at 9 a.m. Pacific, ending with the weekly reset and the end of Crimson Days. The team is currently hard at work on the T-shirt design and we’ll share a preview early next week.
The first half of all profits generated by these T-shirt sales will be donated to WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization. The other half will be donated to NSW Rural Fire Service, which services the state of New South Wales, where the fires have been especially devastating and are in dire need of containment.
Be sure to check out next week’s edition of This Week at Bungie for more details on how you can support Australia through this fundraiser. In the meantime, our hearts go out to all that are impacted and we are wishing for clearer skies ahead.
Source: Bungie Blog Post
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