In recent weeks bushfires have continued to burn across parts of Queensland and New South Wales devastating communities and livelihoods in its path.
To assist people suffering in these communities, MOVE Bank has decided to donate the funds from our annual Christmas Hamper Competition to support those impacted by the bushfires.
We have selected two very worthy causes and based off member nominations, we’ve split the $2500 donation between the Australian Mutuals Foundation’s Bushfire Appeal and WWF Australia Koala Crisis Appeal.
Thank you to all members for helping us support those that need it most this Christmas.
More information about each appeal is listed below.
Australian Mutuals Foundation's Bushfire Appeal
The Australian Mutuals Foundation re-directs 100% of donations received to the St Vincent De Paul Society to help those affected rebuild their lives - with food, clothing, furniture, other essentials, and funds to pay bills.
Support from Vinnies will include:
- Providing food, clothing, essential items and grocery vouchers for people who have lost everything
- Paying unexpected bills as people work through the recovery process
- Making referrals to specialised organisations providing crisis accommodation
- Giving much-needed emotional support, as well as practical assistance to pick up the pieces after homes are lost
Learn more about the AMF's Bushfire Appeal here.
WWF Australia Koala Crisis Appeal
With bushfires burning across critical koala habitat, a large number of koalas are believed to have perished across key sites such as Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast Hinterland. Many others will have been left homeless and likely suffering from smoke inhalation or burns. The WWF Australia Koala Crisis Appeal with help to restore homes and care for injured wildlife.
Learn more about the WWF Australia Koala Crisis Appeal here.
Our thoughts are also with our members who have been impacted by the recent bushfires. Please click here for more information about the support available to members.