The wildfires continue to burn rampantly as millions of animals and people have been displaced in Australia.

Now we are starting to hear from Australia-born Americans who are alarmed by what is going on at home and want to do whatever they can to help.

Luis Copolov, the Manager of Operations for the Maine Red Claws, is one of those people.

According to Copolov, during his interview with News Center Maine, he is from Melbourne, which has been indirectly affected by the fire, seeing images of smoke from the blaze cause him distress.

"It's just absolutely heartbreaking, especially being so far away from it all," he told the news station. "That's what really hurts."

That being said, I am sure we can all relate to what he is going through; even on a smaller scale, I believe we have all had a time where even a relative was sick, and we lived too far away.

It's a feeling of helplessness that comes over you, but in the end, things tend to work their way out.

I am hoping the best for Luis and his family down under and pray that they are safe.

If you or anyone you know is doing anything to help the wildlife relief efforts, please email me at the station 

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