Helping those in need

GIPPSLAND Emergency Relief Fund has launched an appeal to support families affected by the Aberfeldy-Donnely’s Creek Fire, which is still burning in some parts of Gippsland.

Twenty-two houses, extensive shedding, fencing and livestock have been lost in the fire.

GERF president John Mitchell urged individuals and organisations to give generously.

“GERF focuses on helping to meet people’s immediate needs for food, clothing, utensils, furniture, bedding and getting children back to school, rather than capital terms which may be covered by insurance or government aid,” Mr Mitchell said.

Donations are tax-deductible and returned to the community with no costs deducted for administration.

Phone Mr Mitchell on 0428 325 224 for more information or to discuss a fundraising event in support of the appeal.

Donations can be made at any National Australia Bank, BSB: 083 932, Account number: 04829 9080; via post to Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund, PO Box 508, Traralgon, VIC, Australia, 3844 and; via PayPal by following the link on the GERF website at