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Help Australian volunteer firefighters!

Cause page created in the Disaster category by The Central App for "The Australian volunteer firefighters in NSW, VIC and QLD."


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Help us raise funds for the Australian bush fire volunteer firefighters in NSW, VIC and QLD.

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The Central App recently ran a news story about one of our own Central Otago volunteer firefighters giving up his time to join the fight against the out-of-control fires in Australia. Unlike the Aussie volunteers, he's now back, running his business.

In Central Otago, we know about the fire risk - we are often ourselves exposed to closed fire seasons and experienced some widespread fires in 1999. But nothing like what volunteer Australian firefighters are having to deal with. We reckon we can help to raise funds for them to use whichever way they see fit, to look after their volunteers. Because in Central Otago, like many places in New Zealand, our emergency services are also run by volunteers. And if they needed help, Australians would answer the call.

Waking to a smoke filled golden glow on New Year's Day was the final catalyst to needing to do something to help. I can't fight fires - but I can help raise funds to support those who are. Because most of them are volunteers.

All money collected will be shared equally between the NSW Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue and Victoria's Country Fire Authority.

The Central App's involvement (page creator)

On New Year's Day I woke, to a golden haze, which progressed to a smoke filled day. Smoke from fires 2,000km away. Many volunteer firefighters in Central Otago have helped fight fires overseas - including Australia. And their volunteers need our help!

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All money collected will be shared equally between the NSW Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue and Victoria's Country Fire Authority.

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Over $40,000 raised - and still climbing  21 January 2020

Each and every person, business and group who has donated deserves a massive thank you, and a hug. So, if you know anyone who has donated - please could you shake their hand and give them a hug from me - on behalf of all the Australian volunteer firefighters!

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This page was created on 1 Jan 2020 and closes on 31 Jan 2020.
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