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Bushfire Appeal

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Our hearts and minds are with all communities and members impacted by this ongoing bushfire crisis. We encourage everyone affected to stay safe and follow RFS instructions to avoid peril at all costs. We’d also like to remind our members that we are here to help in any way we can during this trying time.

Helping those in need. Your support can make a huge difference.

All Australians are aware of the unprecedented bushfire conditions across the country, with homes destroyed, communities devastated, and tragically, lives lost. The scale and ferocity of bushfires are also testing the resources of the firefighters, charities, and animal rescue groups.

Many have issued public pleas for financial help, warning of a worsening bushfire threat and a long road to recovery for affected communities. Most organisations are calling for monetary donations - rather than donated goods - to help them best meet the varying needs of victims. What can you do to help?

The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) has activated its emergency/disaster relief donations portal to be able to accept donations from the members of Australian mutual organisations.

The AMF will re-direct 100% of donations received to the St Vincent De Paul Society to help those affected rebuild their lives with food, clothing, furniture, other essentials, and funds to pay bills.

Vinnies support will include:

  • Providing food, clothing, essential items and grocery vouchers for people who have lost everything
  • Paying unexpected bills as people work through the recovery process
  • Making referrals to specialised organisations providing crisis accommodation
  • Giving much-needed emotional support, as well as practical assistance to pick up the pieces after homes are lost

Donate now through the Australian Mutuals Foundation.