Federal Council would like members to know that members that have been effected with the fires are in our thoughts. Alas the fires have been across most States.
We feel that it is best that clubs and State Branches organise help for members as you’ve got closer contact and you know their requirements.
If you are able to offer members agistment for their horses so they can rebuild fences this will take pressure off them.
If you wish to donate money please go through Charities such as the Red Cross or at Bendigo Bank.
Members who may have lost fencing and/or need assistance pulling down the damaged fencing may contact Blaze Aid. https://blazeaid.com.au/ If any members are in the position to assist, they could contact BlazeAid also to volunteer.
The Wild Life Rescue are also in need of bandages, ointment or old towels. https://www.zoo.org.au/fire-fund/
Please be aware that members will be in different places mentally as the shock and enormity of what happened sets in. Please refer to Life Line https://www.lifeline.org.au/ or BeyondBlue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites
LifeWorks has also opened up a Crisis Support Line for anyone in the community in need of emotional support in relation to the fires. The Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached on 1300 361 008.
Federal Vice President