NSW Fires - How You Can Actually Help


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It's important to know that in times of disaster the workload for recovery is immense and roles are split up between different agencies to ensure that all areas of restoration are dealt with effectively and efficiently.

Each role is equally and infinitely important to recover and rehabilitate our country and its people back into their regular lives.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated so have a read and decide where you think you can play your part in helping.


  1. Salvation Army Bush Fire Disaster Appeal
    The Salvos are amongst the affected areas providing meals for evacuees and frontline responders.
    The Salvation army will help with financial support and essentials for evacuees as the situation progresses

  2. Vinnies Bushfire Appeal
    Vinnies are providing food, clothing, essentials, and financial help, as well as emotional support to anyone effected by the bushfires.

  3. Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief and Fire Recovery Kits
    The Samaritans are helping with rubbish removal and property clearing as well as handing out fire recovery kits to help families recover valuable items from the rubble of their homes.

  4. Australian Red Cross First Aid and Emergency Support
    The Red Cross are supporting those already affected by the fires, giving immediate first aid and emotional support, working at evacuation centres, and helping people to make contact with loved ones.
  1. The NSW Rural Fire Service
    Donations made to the NSW Rural Fire Brigade help them with essential equipment maintenance and upgrades, training and ongoing community work, enabling them to respond to fires as they arise.

  2. RSPCA
    The RSPCA care for animals such as koalas and are always in need of financial support to help them do vital work in caring for animals that have been injured or are suffering as a result of the bushfires.

  3. Our Town Fencing
    Our Town Fencing have started a donation collection at all our their stores

    Their Drop off points are in all Our Town Fencing stores including our Melbourne store
    Stores are open 7-5 Mon to FRI and 8-1 on Saturday
    Their aim is to get the donations up to our North Coast stores as quickly as possible and distribute them to the victims of the fires.


Practical Help

  1. Open your home to Evacuees
    Over 150 homes have been destroyed in the bushfires over the last 2 days, that means there are hundreds of people potentially without a place to stay tonight. There are various facebook and online groups you can get in touch with and let them know you are opening your home to any evacuees that may need it
  2. Volunteer for an Emergency Service
    Many of the above mentioned groups look for volunteers regularly, click the links provided above and find out how you can help them directly


Jack Bingham

14 November 2019

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Jack Bingham

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