$2 Million Pledged for Australian Wildfires

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Playing Rachael Ray Foundation + Yellow Tail Wine Pledge $1 Million Each To Help Australia Recover From Wildfires
Rachael Ray Foundation + Yellow Tail Wine Pledge $1 Million Each To Help Australia Recover From Wildfires Aired January 20, 2020

Rach and Peter Deutsch, the CEO of Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits (the U.S. importer of Yellow Tail wine), came together today on our show for a very special reason — to do their part in helping the people, animals and habitats impacted by the wildfires in Australia.

"I think we can all agree that it's absolutely heartbreaking the devastation in Australia because of the wildfires," Rachael says. "The fires have been burning for four months. They've killed two dozen people and over one billion animals, and that does not include insects and amphibians. Homes and habitats have been destroyed. And it will take years, maybe decades, and workers from all over the world to help Australia rebuild."

That's why The Rachael Ray Foundation is donating one million dollars, with every dollar earmarked for Australia. "We will be splitting the proceeds between three organizations that are actively doing work right now in Australia: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), José Andrés' World Central Kitchen and the International Fund for Animal Welfare," Rach says. "Bless you all. Thank you so much for being on the front lines."

To help the people, animals and habitats that have been greatly impacted by this natural disaster, Yellow Tail wine is also pledging one million dollars, to be split between the WWF and the José Andrés World Central Kitchen.

"Yellow Tail wines are made by the Casella family in a very small, rural town in New South Wales, Australia. So the devastation caused by these wildfires and bushfires really hit close to home," Peter says.

Our hearts are with Australia. ❤️❤️

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