Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

NSW Bushfire support and assistance

9 Jan

Please see the communication below from NSW Business Chamber regarding Bushfire assistance:

 

 

Our thoughts are with those members, staff, families and communities affected by the devastating bushfires across the State. Please stay safe and remember that the NSW Business Chamber is here to support you during this difficult time.

This crisis has affected many of our members and local communities across the State, and we applaud the extraordinary efforts and responses of firefighters, emergency services and volunteers everywhere for their bravery and resilience against the unprecedented nature of the fires.
Those members impacted can find more information about the immediate assistance measures available and FAQs for businesses in need of support at the dedicated webpage below
The NSW Business Chamber is supporting national charity Givit, which matches the needs of impacted families and communities by using donations to purchase necessary items from a local business owner and donating to the individual or family in need. This means that not only do those affected get what they need, but a regional business also gets the benefit of the sale.
If you are looking for a way to support those affected, we encourage you to contact Givit where you can donate cash here, or items in kind here.
As the initial shock and distress turns to thoughts of recovery and rebuilding, many members will have concerns about how to recover from this crisis. The NSW Business Chamber will continue to work with government and agencies leading the recovery efforts about how we can best support in the short, medium and long term.
We wish you all the best during this challenging time and will continue to provide updates and information as it becomes available.  If there is anything we can do to help you or your business at this time and you’re not sure where else to turn, please call our Business Hotline on 13 26 96 and our team will endeavour to help as best they can.