On Monday, Feb. 24, Warwick Valley Middle School Students, Olivia and Connor Holland, will host a benefit to raise funds for the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) - Australia at Halligan’s Public House, 22 West St., Warwick.
From 5:30 to 9 p.m., 10 percent of each family’s dining bill will be donated to the WWF, which helps recover and care for injured animals and helps to restore their habitat.
The students have also designed a T-shirt that will be sold that night, a percentage of which will also be donated to the WWF.
Since September, more than 17. 9 million acres have burned across Australia (more than half the size of the entire state of New York) and about 1.25 billion animals have been killed. Almost a third of the koalas have been killed and at least a third of their habitats have been destroyed.
Both students were inspired to help Australia because of their love of animals and desire to help their cousins, who live in Australia.
“We want to thank Halligan’s for being so generous and for believing in this cause,” Oliva added.
For more information on the World Wildlife Foundation-Australia or to make a donation visit www.wwf.org.au.