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Posted on: 17 August, 2020

BlazeAid boosts Bombala in bushfire recovery

Volunteer organisation BlazeAid is continuing their local recovery work in the Bombala area with their contribution of labour, goods and services amounting to $1 million in just six months.

BlazeAid certainly hit the ground running since arriving in March 2020 post the bushfires, amassing some 4000 volunteer days, clearing and installing over 70 kilometres of fencing plus bolstering the fire affected community financially to the tune of $350,000 by purchasing locally.

Local camp coordinator Stuart Beazley has been impressed by the unity of locals and volunteers.

“We are very appreciative of the community’s support. It’s been a big effort from our volunteers and the community over a number of months as we work alongside landholders to repair bushfire damaged fences,” said Stuart.

BlazeAid's motto 'not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives' rings true in the Bombala area.

“We were at breaking point and ready to throw in the towel, then along came BlazeAid. I cannot thank them enough for the work they do. BlazeAid Bombala gave me hope when I felt everything was lost. It was a real turning point, they made a huge difference to our lives,” said Rockton resident Melissa.

Recognition of BlazeAid’s commitment to community now spans the world with the organisation recently receiving an esteemed volunteering award. The Commonwealth Points of Light Award, honours and recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

Awarded by the Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, it is to thank inspirational volunteers across the 53 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond and BlazeAid picked up this year’s Australian accolade.

“I am delighted to virtually present Kevin and Rhonda Butler with this award for their dedication and commitment to both their own community and other communities in Australia who have been impacted by natural disasters – including the recent devastating bushfires. They are making a significant impact on the lives of those that benefit from BlazeAid’s work” said Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Australia.

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