Australia is on fire. In five months, more than 6.3 million hectares have burned, more than 1,700 homes have been destroyed, and 23 people have lost their lives. We’ve never seen anything like these fires, and no one’s really sure when they’ll end. But from this disaster have emerged incredible stories of resilience, generosity and community spirit. Here are five of our favourites. The celebrity donations have been staggering. Aussie comedian Celeste Barber, best known for her piss-takes of the rich and famous, has led the charge. Less than a week ago, she started a Facebook donation page to raise funds for the NSW Rural Fire Service. As of right now, she’s raised a whopping $40 million bucks. Elsewhere, spin king Shane Warne has put his baggy green up for auction, which is set to go for at least half a million. But the prize for most creative fundraising effort has gotta go to an LA-based Instagram star named Kaylen Ward. She’s been sending nudes in exchange for $10 donations; thus far she’s racked up half a million dollars. At yesterday’s Golden Globes, Russell Crowe used his speech to highlight the bushfire crisis and its links to climate change. Jennifer Aniston accepted the Best Actor award on his behalf, reading his pre-prepared speech. He is at home, in Australia, protecting his family from the devastating bushfires. Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy, and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is, that way, we all have a future. Thank you. ‘Fleabag’ star Phoebe Waller-Bridge wore an Australian-designed suit to the awards, which she’s pledged to auction to raise funds. And the money that is raised from it will go towards relief in Australia. The mass loss of wildlife as a result of the fires has been heartbreaking. Multiple videos have emerged of firies and the public doing anything they can to save injured animals from the blaze. Australia’s #1 bad boy of EDM, Flume, has dipped into his back pocket and donated $100,000 to Wires to help displaced wildlife. And around the world, people have been knitting koala mittens, joey pouches, bat wraps and other items for animals injured, or orphaned, by the fires. It’s really fucken cute. The outpouring of community support has been unprecedented. People have been driving thousands of kilometres to feed exhausted firies, and everyday Australians have been opening their homes to total strangers. People are even offering caravans to people long-term. But some of the best news is that we’re already looking ahead, as a nation, at how we can support those affected. The #goemptywitheskies campaign has been gaining serious traction, and it encourages Aussies to plan road trips to affected areas once the fires have stopped burning. to bring some much-needed business to the communities. Humanitarian Turia Pitt has created @spendwiththem, an Instagram page featuring products from small businesses affected by the fires. And finally, Magda Szubanski and ‘Egg Boy’ Will Connolly have joined forces to raise funds that’ll provide ongoing mental health and trauma support for bushfire victims. Wherever you are, be it in rural, regional or metropolitan Australia, we’re all affected by this climate disaster. If you have a good news story you reckon someone could do with hearing, you can share it below. Or you can get fucked.