8 January 2020: Bushfire update

As we embark on a new year, it is a solemn time for so many around the country with the devastation left by bushfires.

We’ve been receiving calls from our community wanting to know how they can help. The generosity of spirit and willingness to help has been humbling.
Waverley Council will be reaching out to our fellow councils in affected areas to see what they need from us once the devastation settles and there is a clearer idea of what is needed in terms of services, equipment and goods.

In the meantime, the best way we can help right now is to donate money. There are several ways to donate, all of which are on Council’s website at waverley.nsw.gov.au.

If you’re wanting to give goods to those who need it, there is an organisation called Givit who purchase goods on your behalf for families in need. Head to givit.org.au to find out more.

Finally, I want to acknowledge the amazing acts of selflessness, bravery and courage that are happening every day in communities across the country. The way everyone is banding together is a reflection of the Australian spirit.

Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks about how we can help our fellow communities.