If you’ve been watching the bushfire crisis escalate over these past weeks you’ve likely been feeling a bit helpless, wondering just what you can do to help those who have been affected.
We’ve listed a few options below with ways you can help right now.
Volunteer your trade service
We’ve been contacted by a group of incredible tradies who have started the collective Tradies for Fire Affected Communities.
If you’re keen to offer your skilled trade services to those who’ve been directly affected by the fires, head over to their website to register your details. It will likely be some time before you’re called upon due to the unfolding nature of the emergency, so stay engaged and ready for a call in the coming months.
As tradies we are forever helping mates, and this is no different. So if you’d like to get your hands dirty and help out the community, please register.Tradies for Fire Affected Communities
One of the best and most effective ways to help is to donate money. Any amount big or small can make a difference.
Donate to the firies and brigades –
Donate to help the wildlife –
The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish an appeal, with 100% of donated funds going directly to communities in need.
The Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery fund helps communities respond and recover from the bushfire disaster.
The Australian Red Cross’s blood donation service, Lifeblood, need donations. Find out how and where you can donate, here.