Veolia Mulwaree Trust donates $5,000 to BlazeAid for Tarago’s Currandooley fire effort
BlazeAid is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organisation committed to working with disaster struck communities and the organisation has set up a camp at Bungendore showground to assist the rural community of Tarago to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed by the recent Currandooley fire.
Equally important, volunteers are pleased to help lift the spirits of those people devastated by losses as a result of natural disasters such as the Currandooley fire.
The fire which started on Tuesday 17th January at the Currandooley property, off Taylors Creek Road, southwest of Tarago, burnt out a total of 3387ha. The RFS estimated that some 200 sheep and 100 cattle had been lost in addition to a house, sheds and two vehicles which were also swallowed up by the blaze.
BlazeAid volunteers commit to working in a disaster-affected area for as long as it takes to repair the damage, sometimes many months, not only helping individuals and families but also helping to rebuild the local communities.
Veolia representative Henry Gundry, manager of the Woodlawn facility located just outside Tarago, arrived at the Bungendore camp site on Friday 17th February to present the $5,000 donation to BlazeAid camp coordinator’s Mary Howarth and John Lilico (pictured above).
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is proud to assist BlazeAid’s coordinators and volunteers with the valuable work being undertaken by them to repair the damage caused by the Currandooley fire.