Popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Trainwreckstv’ Niknam raised and donated a massive amount for the wild bushfires in Australia, hosting a charity edition of his Scuffed Podcast.
During the first weeks of 2020, Australia has faced some of the worst wildfires that the country has seen, affecting a large portion of the population.
Many people have been raising funds and donating money to help put an end to the fires and provide support for those in need, with one of the biggest campaigns raising over $13 million in the space of 48 hours.
Although many people were affected by the wild flames, it has been estimated that up to 500 million animals who were living in the bush have also lost their lives, despite the best efforts of WWF, WIRES and more.
Many streamers and content creators have been raising money for the wildfires. TrainwrecksTV did his part on November 11, hosting a charity stream where all donations went to the WWF in Australia.
The Twitch streamer put on a special edition of his popular ‘Scuffed Podcast,’ with a whole range of guests for his viewers, including a fundraising coordinator who works with the WWF in Australia.
During his entertaining 8-hour stream, Trainwrecks and his community managed to smash their goal of raising over $30,000 for the wildfires, however, the streamer revealed he had one more surprise before ending the broadcast.
Shortly after they reached their goal, Trainwrecks chipped in with a massive donation of $10,000 of his own money, to round the total up to an incredible figure of $41,109.72
we raised $41,109.73 for Australia in 8 hours, I am so proud of my community, thank you all. squadW pic.twitter.com/1I3MWepo1M
— Trainwreck (@Trainwreckstv) January 11, 2020
“We raised $41,109.73 for Australia in 8 hours,” the streamer expressed before thanking all of his fans who contributed to helping the Australian crisis, “I am so proud of my community, thank you all.”
There have also been many content creators such as Dakotaz, Muselk, and TheClickCrew, who have raised money through the likes of fundraising streams and challenges to support the Wildfire relief organizations.