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Australian Bushfires

Donate to the Australian Bushfires

As you may be aware, Australia is in the grips of devastating bushfires. KEVIN.MURPHY will be donating $100,000 to various organisations in Australia to provide relief and recovery assistance to its citizens, firefighters and wildlife.Our hearts our broken for the families and wildlife impacted and our thoughts are with the courageous firefighters and the sacrifices they are making to bring these fires under control. The fires in Australia have now scorched more than 15 million acres of land, killed almost half a billion animals, burned down over 1,400 homes, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

We encourage those that find it in their hearts to donate and have listed the links to the organisations we will be giving back to below. They are on the front lines and assisting not only people, but also animals affected. Below are descriptions of how the donations will be used:

The regional fire services in the worst affected states, NSW, SA & VIC all require significant help for volunteer firefighters on the frontline, as well as provide relief to those affected. The Red Cross Disaster Relief is supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia.

RSPCA NSW and the World Wildlife Fund are doing all they can to protect the animals in threatened or affected areas.

Philanthropy

is at the heart of our brand, and we are constantly dedicated to aiding charitable causes that focus on both human and environmental issues. We focus on funding causes and charities that are close to our hearts, wherever and whenever possible, through the support of our distributors and salon network. Many of the charities that we support include The Climate Reality Project, Wings of Karen and Culture is Life.

The Climate Reality Project

KEVIN.MURPHY is very proud to support Al Gore’s climate change leadership program, The Climate Reality Project. A non-profit global organisation, The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to educating the public about the science and impact of climate change, and works towards finding global solutions at a grassroots level. Having attended The Climate Reality Project’s 2011 Asia-Pacific Summit held in Jakarta, Kevin became an official Climate Reality Project Presenter and has committed to being responsible for communicating climate control messages to our broad network of hairdressers, stylists, and consumers. Through selected product sales, KEVIN.MURPHY makes a financial donation to The Climate Reality Project in an effort to lessen our overall global carbon footprint.

 

Click here to learn more about The Climate Reality Project.

Wings of Karen

Wings of Karen is a non-profit breast cancer foundation supporting research with a sense of urgency, that benefits women everywhere. The mission of this community-based organisation is to fund promising breast cancer research in the Pacific NW, while empowering and educating women with a positive helping hand. The 501(c)(3) organisation is very local—all of the funds go directly to researchers in the state of Washington, USA, throughout the different organisations that Wings of Karen supports. Through selected product sales, KEVIN.MURPHY makes a financial donation to Wings of Karen in an effort to fund the study of all aspects of breast cancer, including prevention, detection, and treatment.

 

Click here to learn more about Wings of Karen.

Culture Is Life

Indigenous Australians now have one of the highest rates of youth suicide in the world. Their loss of cultural identity, and the spiritual connection they once held with the land and environment are key drivers for this tragic statistic. As their traditions and heritage are destroyed, the sense of loss to the indigenous community has become overwhelming, which in turn is leading to cross cultural confusion and welfare dependency for these once proud and resourceful people.

 

Through the heart of Kevin Murphy and the brand’s financial support for the Culture is Life campaign, strong indigenous community led solutions are being voiced and heard. Culture and a sense of connection to their country are vital foundations for the social and emotional wellbeing of indigenous people. Together we can help make a real difference to restore balance and harmony to these ravaged communities.

Click here to learn more about Culture is Life.