NSW Bush Fires - How you can help
Published Date: 16 Nov 2019
So many people have reached out to us, asking how they can lend a hand to people in bush fire affected areas, as well as our volunteers.
There are a number of ways you can help.
The best way is to donate money. This allows people to buy the things they need, and it supports local businesses which have also been impacted.
We know many people want to donate physical items such as food and clothing but these take up much needed community space.
There are a number of funds which have been established to support those affected by the bush fires. These include:
- Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief
- Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
- St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)
Supporting our volunteers
Many people are choosing to show support to our volunteers. While brigades are provided equipment to protect the community, donations assist them deliver additional services to the community.
Thank you to everyone who has offered to help. We appreciate your generosity and kindness.
There's a wide range of community groups which are providing support to fire affected areas, including Blazeaid and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
The NSW RFS acknowledges the support of many kind organisations, big and small, as well as community groups, schools and individuals who have contributed to support the work of our volunteers across NSW.
There are too many to acknowledge individually but we would like to recognise a few for their generosity.
Donation of $500,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland
|Packer Family Foundation|
Donation of $1,000,000 over five years to support NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers
|Al-Mabarat Benevolent Society|
Donation of $10,000
Donation of $200,000
|Russell Crowe and Atlassian|
The sale of Russell Crowe's iconic Rabbitohs cap, with proceeds to NSW RFS volunteers