Residents wanting to donate to help farmers impacted by the Cobbler Road bushfire now have several options.
Donations can be made to BlazeAid to help the volunteer group set up camp at Bookham and put up fences on burnt properties.
Money can also be given to the Rotary International District emergency relief fund. The fund will be distributed through the local Rotary Club once the district board determines the best use of the funds.
“The financial and psychological impact on affected Yass Valley LGA and Harden Shire farmers is still being assessed but it is significant, as is the impact on the environment and wildlife of the area,” a statement from council said.
Money is the most useful donation because if provides flexibility and choice to meet farmers’ immediate needs.
“It also circulates in the affected community, stimulating faster recovery for the local economy.”
Donations can be made to BlazeAid through the account below. Donations to BlazeAid are not tax deductible.
BlazeAid Special Projects Account
CBA Account no: 063 689 10301665
Individuals wanting to make tax deductible donations can make a donation can do so electronically, by cash or cheque to:
D9710 Nominees Pty Ltd
St George Account No: 112 879 485 555 812
Donors will need to send a note to the secretary of the Trust, Bill Seelis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with information that the donation is for ‘January 2013 Bookham Fire’ and your details so a receipt can be issued.
You can also post a cheque, with a note that the donation is for ‘January 2013 Bookham Fire’ and you details for a receipt to:
District Treasurer Marie McNeil
PO Box 701
Moruya NSW 2537