Bushfire relief: How you can help those in need
national bushfire crisis has brought a bleak start to the new year for many
Australians who have had their homes destroyed, family members lost, jobs gone
and are experiencing significant dislocation. Many of those on the front line
of the crisis are trade union members and their families. The Australian trade
union movement stands in solidarity with affected communities.
Many of you having been asking how we can help. Right now, the best way that we
can assist is by donating money to the Australian Red Cross, Victorian Bushfire
Appeal or the ACTU bushfire relief fund. The ACTU Bushfire Relief fund has been
established to especially provide support to union members who may need support
beyond that available generally.
For members in Victoria,
please also consider donating to the
Government Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
VOLUNTEER YOUR SKILLS
The fire affected communities will also need practical assistance with rebuilding after this immediate crisis and therefore we are also collecting a list of people who can help.
Can you help build a fence, cook and serve food, handle hazardous material, drive a bus/truck or volunteer your time? Fill out this short form and we will contact you when the need has been identified.