A quick update on the Rotary response to the Bushfires in Victoria, from our sister clubs in East Gippsland.
The five Rotary Clubs of East Gippsland have come together and formed a Fire Aid Committee, pooling their collective resources to be a greater force.
100% of all funds raised will be used to benefit the East Gippsland community and individuals that have been impacted by this fire disaster.
Money raised will be distributed into the following categories:
- Hay/Fodder/ fencing – many land-owners have insurance for their fencing and only require volunteers to assist with cleaning of fence lines. Others will require hay/fodder for their livestock, which we are presently assisting with.
- Money vouchers to allow people to purchase new items they can determine for themselves within the local area, returning dignity and independence to the survivors. A knock-on effect to the local retailers will occur, placing money into local businesses which have been hit hard by the loss of the peak holiday season trading.
- An emergency fund for items that sit outside the above two categories and are deemed to be having a great impact on a community or a family and need urgent action (e.g. fuel for a truck load of hay/fodder to be transported into the area).
- Community BBQs and Working Bees will be organised to assist and support small communities to reconnect with neighbours that may have had to find temporary accommodation outside their local area & support network.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to their efforts, please click on the following link: