A compassionate college graduate from Canada traveled all the way to Australia to take part in animal rescue efforts after the devastating bushfires.
Twenty-three-year-old Kelsey Trimble, from Toronto, used the money she had saved for a graduation party to go to Australia for helping in Animal rehab efforts after the bushfires left a lot of wildlife affected.
Trimble’s luggage consisted of 60 kilograms of material and apparatus needed for animal rescue and treatment operations.
Trimble said she saved money and worked with full dedication to have enough funds to go to Australia to be a part of the rehabilitation activities after the wildfires wreaked havoc in the region.
Speaking to News.com.au., Trimble said: “I noticed a fair bit of people were struggling to find a way to get their donations to Australia.
“And I then came up with the idea to take advantage of the luggage given to me with my flight and use it towards bringing donations over.”
Trimble was delighted to see a large number of people ready to help her in the rescue efforts, with some generous ones even leaving donations at her doorstep.
“There are so many people in Canada working together to help Australia … We all want to help and are all working together to make that happen from the other side of the world,” said Trimble.
“My love for animals is what drove me to begin gathering the donations … I had to do something instead of sit on the side lines,” she added.
The dedicated young lady spent a hefty $2,000 to get a flight to Australia and rented a car for another $400.
After the long exhausting flight and the commute on the car that followed, Trimble was totally drained when she woke up to deliver the supplies to animals in need.
The supplies consisted of knits, fabrics, food, medical supplies, sheets, towels, and dollars.
In a Facebook post, the 23-year-old student said: “I’ve never seen people come together like this before, absolutely amazing.”
The donation the Canadian lady was able to collect included 85 nests, 20 pouches, 12 bat wraps, 69 pouch liners, two beds and medical supplies worth $1,200.
After the tiring journey, lots of expenses and exhausting days in Australia, the kind-hearted lady said it was “worth it.”
Uncontrollable wildfires in Australia have so far taken lives of around a billion animals. In addition to that, 29 people have died in the disaster.