Out of the ashes of Black Saturday 2009 came an urgent need for fences to be rebuilt and communities restored. BlazeAid was born.
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.
Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.
Our Club supports BlazeAid and in 2009 some of our Rotarians were active in rebuilding fences, delivering hay and providing much needed support to farming victims of the terrible Black Saturday fires. These same Rotarians still volunteer with BlazeAid when able and required.