Baton Rouge man launches charity effort for koalas impacted by Australia fires


Photo courtesy of Garic Jenkins.

A Baton Rouge man is selling shirts he designed to raise money for Koalas impacted by the wildfires wreaking havoc in Australia.

Garic Jenkins said 100% of the proceeds from his shirt sales will go to The Koala Hospital in Australia, which is primarily staffed by volunteers and is managed by the nonprofit organization Conservation Australia Inc.

Jenkins posted on Facebook that his charity effort has raised $2,000 on Wednesday alone.

The shirts are available in adult, youth and infant sizes and can be purchased here.

It’s believed that more than 1 billion animals have died so far in Australia’s record-breaking wildfires, and koalas are among the most-impacted animals, NBC reports.

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