Bushfires - How can you help?

11 January 2015

Since the bushfire crisis began to unfold, many local residents have been calling into my office to drop off generous donations for bushfire victims. I am amazed and humbled by how South Australians pull together in a crisis and go above and beyond to help out those in need.

Since the bushfire crisis began to unfold, many local residents have been calling into my office to drop off generous donations for bushfire victims. I am amazed and humbled by how South Australians pull together in a crisis and go above and beyond to help out those in need.

I have now been advised that, thanks to this generosity, the emergency relief centres have been inundated with a large volume of food and clothing and they have requested that people no longer donate goods as the relief centres are not able to manage any further donations.

However there are still ways you can help. A Sampson Flat Bushfire Relief Appeal has been set up and all monies donated will go to people affected by the bushfires under the direction of the State Emergency Relief Fund Committee. For information on how to donate to this appeal click here.

Donations for firefighting support can be made to the CFS Foundation, which provides financial support to Country Fire Service volunteers and their families should they be harmed in the line of duty.

Although there is no general call for volunteers at this time, you can register to volunteer should the need for help arise. If you would like to volunteer your time, click here to register your interest and for an overview of all relevant information on how to help click here.

I am relieved that the area I represent has not been directly affected, but I know that many locals have been indirectly affected with family and friends living in the bushfire zone. I am blown away by the love, support, and generosity of South Australians at this time and my thoughts and prayers are with all affected.