Out thoughts are with the now international team fighting the fires.
For Australians: Commonwealth Bank is handling the appeal.
For American friends who have asked questions: Canberra is 150 miles from the fires and safe. Don't worry about Abe or I, but think of donating to the International Red Cross. They perform wonders wherever they go. Also, Barack Obama expressing regret and offering help was much appreciated.
Rest of the world: International Red Cross/ Red Crescent is awesome. They might save me: they might save you. Who knows when disaster might strike? But Red Cross/ Crescent will be there.