Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire Appeal
With devastating fires in Perth’s northeast, the Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire 2021 Appeal has been launched through the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF).
The Local Governments experiencing this emergency are currently unable to process an influx of goods while focusing on response. Communities are instead invited to donate to the fund which provides financial assistance to individuals for the alleviation and relief of distress, suffering and personal hardships, brought about by any disaster or emergency within Western Australia.
The State Government has committed to a donation of $2 million to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund.
The LMDRF has been overwhelmed with support from the Western Australian community with hundreds of generous donors from around the state who have contributed to the current tally of $4,577,652.93 as of 12pm Friday 5 February 2021.
Additionally, Department of Fire and Emergency Services has a list of ways to donate to support communities and individuals impacted by natural disasters, as well as emergency services on their website.
For practical assistance, Volunteering WA is coordinating spontaneous emergency volunteers through an online registration website in response to the bushfires. Individuals can register their details on their website and Volunteering WA will get in touch when a request for volunteers is made.
Volunteering WA is also coordinating offers of accommodation, anyone offering accommodation can register their details at Volunteering WA’s accommodation page.