Community encouraged to dig deep for SA Bushfire Appeal

10 Jan 2020
Community encouraged to dig deep for SA Bushfire Appeal

The State Government has expanded its SA Bushfire Appeal to raise much-needed funds for South Australians directly affected by recent devastating bushfires on Kangaroo Island – and everyone is encouraged to give generously.

An additional $1 million has been pledged by the Marshall Government to help the Kangaroo Island community rebuild, on top of the $1 million already committed for those affected by the Cudlee Creek bushfire.

The SA Bushfire Appeal will be the primary appeal for South Australia’s emergency relief effort, raising money for the SA Emergency Relief Fund.

Premier Steven Marshall said the entire community stands shoulder to shoulder with the community affected by the state’s devastating bushfires.

“The outpouring of support for South Australians in their hour of need has been an inspiration, with every dollar raised going directly to the families and communities who need it most,” said Mr Marshall.

“We have all been shocked and saddened by the scale of destruction on Kangaroo Island, coming on top of the devastating losses in the Adelaide Hills.

“Not only has there been tragic loss of life, families have lost homes and properties, people have lost businesses, vineyards, livestock and – for some – their livelihoods.

“At this difficult time, we’re encouraging South Australians to continue to dig deep and donate what they can to the SA Bushfire Appeal, to help their fellow South Australians rebuild in the weeks, months and years ahead.

“South Australians have already given very generously, with more than $1,041,881 raised so far from 3316 donors.

“Every dollar donated to the SA Bushfire Appeal will go to South Australians who are doing it tough and every dollar makes a difference.”

After donating, people are being encouraged to ‘like and share’ the SA Bushfire Appeal Facebook page to help spread the word around the world.

All donations over $2 to the SA Bushfire Appeal are tax deductible. Donations can be made online, in person or by post:

Electronic funds transfer to the SA Bushfire Appeal, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, BSB 065 266, Account 10020160, description should state ‘SA donation’

Credit card – visit the SA Bushfire Appeal BPoint payment website at www.bpoint.com.au/payments/serf or dial 1300 276 468 (1300 BPOINT) and enter biller code 1002359

Cash – go into any branch of the Commonwealth Bank and donate over the counter giving the details: BSB 065 266, Account 10020160

Cheque – mail to SA Bushfire Appeal, Donations, QA Finance, GPO Box 292, Adelaide SA 5001

For more information or to donate to the SA Bushfire Appeal go to sa.gov.au/bushfireappeal 

To stay up to date on all the latest relief and recovery measures for the current SA bushfires, visit dhs.sa.gov.au/recovery. People directly affected by the fires can phone the Recovery Hotline on 1800 302 787