The recent fires throughout NSW have prompted many people to offer donations to NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteer firefighters or those affected by the fires.
People wishing to support the victims of the Coonabarabran fires can donate to the Warrumbungle Shire Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal.
Donations can be accepted either electronically using the details below, at any CBA branch, or at the Shire’s Coonabarabran and Coolah offices.
Account Name: Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal
BSB: 062-524 Account: 10133579
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Members of the public can also make donations to assist NSW RFS firefighters.
These are tax deductible and can be made by one of two methods. Those who do not have access to a cheque book or money order can email their contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and an RFS staff member will contact them to accept a donation over the phone.
A receipt will be mailed for taxation purposes. Alternatively, a cheque or money order can be sent to: RFS and Brigades (Volunteer) Donations Fund Rural Fire Service Locked Mail Bag 17 GRANVILLE NSW 2142
The Rural Fire Service recommends that people check the details of anyone fundraising or seeking donations to ensure that their generous support goes to accredited organisations or charities.
Details of the Government assistance available for all those affected by the bush fires can be found at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/disasterassistance