Mia Satie

Disaster relief and recovery

Raising funds for the Australian bushfires.

Even though I currently live in the United States, Australia will always be home! As you are mostly likely aware, Australia is currently going through a severe bushfire crisis.

Sadly these deadly bushfires show no signs of stopping. 28 lives have been lost, more than 7.3 million hectares (17.9 million acres) have been burned across Australia's six states,  half a billion animals have been affected with millions estimated dead, and thousands of homes have been destroyed. 

As an Australian, it is sad to see this happen to my country and even from across the world, I want to show that I care and still have my countries back. 

There are thousands of firefighters working on the ground and more support is on the way but it is so heartwarming to see that the US, Canada and New Zealand have sent additional firefighters to help. To the many firefighters that are risking their lives to save this beautiful country, thank you! Your sacrifice is much appreciated and you'll forever be a hero. 

Saturday the 18th of January, my team, Pepperdine University women's basketball play Loyola Marymount University in WCC play and before that game, the Pepperdine men's team play St Marys University, and for every point by a Pepperdine team in the 2 games on the 18th, I will donate $1. Australia is home to me and I would really appreciate it if you would consider donating to help those in need.

The money raised will provide much-needed funds to support people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs, provide emergency assistance to those who have lost homes, offer psychological first aid to reduce trauma, and more. 

How can you help?

This funding page has been created for those who wish to make a donation towards relief agencies like the Australian Red Cross to help victims get the vital supplies that they need during this disaster.

Here we can track and visually see how strong my friends and family back home and at Pepperdine are.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Kristen Dowling

Mia thank you for organizing this and giving us the opportunity to support your home country. Go Waves!!!


Mia Satie

$69 for the mens game, $77 for the women's!


Abby Smalberg



Paul Carroll

Great idea to spread awareness of what’s happening. Go Waves!


Janet Montague

Mia It is a fantastic idea and I hope you receive your goal. X


Karina Herold

$100 more for a solid effort by the Waves today.


Max Fecske


Andrea Montague

Go Mimi, love you and love what you are doing here xxx


Karina Herold

Thank you for bringing this to our community and allowing us to contribute!


Lisa And Ian Satie

You are amazing! We are so proud of you!! Lots of love xx


Kelsey Brockway


Trench Health And Fitness


Konnor-ashley Randlett


Ellen Montague

Great idea Mia! Spread the word far and wide x


Skye Barnett

Auntie’s so proud of you! Continually praying for your home country! Let’s get that fire out of there! Let’s GO WAVES!!