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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Australian Wildfires

The wildfire disaster in Australia has taken the lives of about 200 people. The fires have destroyed more than 1,800 homes and scorched more than 1,500 square miles. The Associated Press reports that “the current death toll already makes the disaster one of the world's deadliest involving wildfires in modern times”.

Charities in Australia have raised more than $60 million dollars in donations but more help is needed. Lions Clubs International Foundation is one of the charities here in the US raising funds to help victims of the wildfires.

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