5 Things IT geeks can do to help the australian bush fire

You can see the latest fire threat from theage.

You don’t need to be in Victoria to provide aid to the victorian bushfires.

From physically volunteering to providing monetary donations, there are a lot of things that you can do. If you are an IT geek, you can spread the word digitally. Every effort counts.

1. Create awareness by Joining the facebook 2009 Vic Bushfire Support and twitter bushfire cause for bush fire. There might be things that you can do.

2. Advice donors to avoid scams. Registered fundraisers can be found here. If you discover a scam, report it immediately to scamwatch.org.au. Send emails about hoax prevention. see redcross hoax advice.

3. If you have a website, use the bushfire image and link it to the donation page.

<a href="http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/bushfires"><img src="http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/images/giving/bushfiresig.png" alt="victorian bushfire appeal" /></a>

The resulted link should be something like this:

More images can be seen here

4. Personally provide monetary donate to organisations at http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/bushfires

5. If you are a webmaster or have a mailing list, put these information in your list!

All the best to the people affected by the victorian bush fire.

Author: bpeh

Bernard Peh is a great passioner of web technologies and one of the co-founder of Sitecritic.net Website Design and Reviews. He works with experienced web designers and developers everyday, developing and designing commercial websites. He specialises mainly in SEO and PHP programming.