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2019 Nelson bush fires destroying property and forcing evacuations

  • $28,375.80 donated
  • 391 generous donors
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Help our Nelson bush fire victims get back on their feet and keep our Emergency Services teams prepared for future disasters across NZ

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The national response effort to the current Nelson bush fires have shown the world how supportive and tough our New Zealand community and volunteers are in the face of adversity. Property and homes have either been destroyed/damaged, thousands of residents have been evacuated and a state of emergency has been declared.

Our goal is to raise as much money as we can to distribute to our bush fire victims and our Emergency Services volunteer groups. Every donation received, no matter how great or small will be immensely appreciated by the below recipients. We wanted to set a page up for those who are not able to physically be in Nelson helping out at this time but wanted to contribute in some way towards getting this region back on their feet and recognising the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers.

100% of the money raised on this page and paid out by Givealittle will be distributed to our bush fire victims who do not know yet what they will be returning to over coming days as well as to our various NZ Emergency Services groups whose volunteers dropped everything, left the comfort of their own homes, families and jobs behind to travel to the South Island to help with the enormous relief and rescue effort we have witnessed. Money that will help them restock their equipment resources used this week, enabling them to stay prepared for our next national emergency or disaster in New Zealand.

We encourage you to please dig deep and let's stand strong behind the people who need it the most and those who have given up the most to be there for others in their greatest time of need.

Other ways people can donate is via the New Zealand Red Cross website

or via the Tasman District Council Mayoral Relief Fund that has also recently been set up.

** A special shout out to local Nelson photographer, Kaleb Johnston for the above image.

Check out more of his awesome work on his website

Use of funds:

100% of the money paid out by Givealittle will be distributed amongst our bush fire victims in the Nelson Area as well as to the NZ Emergency Services groups who are assisting with the enormous relief and rescue effort.

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New Zealand Emergency Services Solutions is a registered Charitable Trust (CC53383) that provides funding assistance, donated items and thousands of volunteer hours to our local emergency services groups and volunteer organisations such as Fire and Emergency NZ, Coastguard, Red Cross, Victim Support, Land Search and Rescue and our Rescue helicopters. Our most recent fundraising campaign in Nov/Dec 2018 saw us raise thousands of dollars to enable us to purchase and deliver Emergency Grab n Go survival bags to the residents from over 150 flood ravaged houses in and around the Rotorua/Ngongotaha area, ensuring our community are much better prepared for their next emergency. We also design youth programmes that give our Kiwi kids the courage and support to be able to achieve anything they want in life. Our driving force and passion is really simple - to help others when they need it the most. Now is the time to support the Tasman/Nelson Area.

“This is all I can help with. You guys are awesome”
“Huge thanks to all those fighting this thing ,you are all legends .giving this with love to those affected and hope this helps !!”
“We live in Melbourne but have had family caught up in the fires & so have been watching closely. The amazing community effort has been humbling to see - we see it here in Australia when these sorts of things happen but seeing it in our 'home' is just beautiful. The effort put in has been awesome.”
“Kia Kaha Nelson ❤”
“Hope this helps a little bit sorry it couldn’t be more”
“Amazing community coming together in times of need!”
“Nelsonian at uni, sending good vibes and few $$”
“Wish all be safe! Thank you for the all the firefighters, police and any related people for fighting the fire. Kia Kaha Nelson and Tasman.”
“God bless”
“great work team”
  • $28,375.80 donated
  • 391 generous donors

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  Closed This cause page was created on 06 Feb 2019 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 28 Feb 2019.

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