Victorian Bushfire Appeal
With all of the overwhelming generosity of the Victorian Communities in response to the devastating bushfires in Victoria, a plea is going out to hold the donation of goods as relief agencies cannot cope with the tsunami of incoming goods.
The best way to help is to make a donation to the Bushfire relief fund, where money will be spent in and around local communities that in turn will assist in stimulating the local economies, something that will be needed dearly in coming months.
The official Bushfire relief fund can be found here: vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal
To support us directly you can go to our give now page: https://www.givenow.com.au/bayswatercfa
To support CFA and your local Brigades visit:
Other organisations assisting that are linked into official relief and recovery programs include:
The Red Cross is holding a donation drive, using the funds to support evacuation centres and recovery hubs, emergency assistance, psychological first aid, longer-term recovery programs and other essentials. https://www.redcross.org.au/
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army offers a range of services and assistance to help people who have been impacted by bushfires including financial assistance, support services, information, referrals and advice. https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/
St Vincent de Paul
Any donations to Vinnies will be used for groceries, living expenses and bills, providing a huge relief for families dealing with the aftermath of the bushfires. Vinnies also provides essentials such as clothing, toiletries and blankets to those in need. https://donate.vinnies.org.au/…/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal…
https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/ will be distributing donations to wildlife shelters and carers to help rebuild enclosures and equipment that they have lost in the fires so that they can continue their work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous number of animals that will need care in the coming weeks and months.
Are collecting goods for their Gippsland facilities to care for displaced pets and injured wildlife.
The Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund is now live and accepting donations.
Donations will go towards ensuring long-term care for bushfire impacted animals, including endangered species, such as supplementary feeding and habitat restoration in conjunction with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Parks Victoria and associated recovery teams.
To make a donation, head here:
Food and water is being delivered by Foodbank to local communities and fire fighters in East Gippsland.
The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, with 100% of donated funds going directly to communities in need.