5 Feb: Bushfire assistance

I continue to be heartened by the generosity of our local community through this ongoing bushfire crisis, including volunteers from our local surf clubs for all they’ve done to help our coastal neighbours.

If you would like to help our bushfire affected communities, I encourage you to consider making a donation to not-for-profit organisations such as GIVIT and other groups and charities helping to provide relief.

The NSW Government, on behalf of all local councils, has commissioned national not-for-profit organisation GIVIT to co-ordinate the provision of much-needed goods and services in bushfire-affected communities across the state.

All monetary donations received by GIVIT are used to buy essential items from local businesses to help generate local economic recovery. It’s the type of assistance that the NSW South Coast community needs from us now as they embark on the challenging road ahead.

GIVIT has previously assisted the government to co-ordinate donations for drought-affected communities.

The best way we can help now is by making a donation to the bushfire relief effort and by visiting and spending money in these coastal regions.

Waverley Council wants those in the affected communities to know that the Waverley community care and we are here to help however we can.

If you’re looking for ways to help those currently dealing with the fire crisis across Australia, please see our website for list of how you can donate. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive.

Details: givit.org.au or waverley.nsw.gov.au

-Paula Masselos

Mayor of Waverley