Perth Bushfire Emergency: How to help and where to donate

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:29 am
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Authorities in Western Australia say 71 homes are now known to have been destroyed in the bushfire emergency east of Perth. If you would like to help those who have been affected by the bushfires, the list of donation points below is approved by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Financial donations:

Perth Bushfire Emergency: How to help and where to donate

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund: Supporting community recovery since 1961.

Churches of Christ in WA: COCWA have partnered with Global Mission Partners to launch an emergency relief appeal for the devastating fire burning NE of Perth.

Salvation Army: Support Australian Disaster Relief.

Red Cross: Helping communities recover.

Volunteer Hardship Assistance Scheme: Supporting emergency services volunteers with financial assistance during times of hardship.

 

Countless animals, including pets, wildlife and livestock can also be impacted by natural disasters.

Native Animal Rescue: Treat and care for sick, orphaned and displaced native animals.

RSPCA WA : Can assist with the care of affected animals, and management of animal rescue operations in bushfire affected areas.

Material donations:

DFES encourage monetary donations as the most effective way to contribute as money provides more flexibility than donated materials or pre-loved items. If you would like to donate items instead please visit these charities:

Givit: Coordinating donations of items across Australia. Find out what items are needed across WA here.

Foodbank WA: Australia’s largest food relief organisation. Find out what food and groceries can be donated here.

Emergency home relief:

The very generous family who own and run Anapana Ridge,  35 gilchrist road Lesmurdie, have offered their 30 bed accommodation retreat in Lesmurdie available to those who lost there home in the fire. Available immediately. Please get in contact on (08) 9291 7997

Please do not take items directly to the emergency zones, affected areas or fire stations. If you intend to visit these organisations please wear a mask, maintain social distancing and use the SAFEWA app on arrival.

Check for DFES warnings and alerts here.

Join with us as we pray for guidance and wisdom for the firefighters. And peace and freedom from fear for those whose homes and family’s are at risk.

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