Friday the 7th of February saw an excellent collaboration by our police family that had a fantastic response from all employees at Police Head Quarters (PHQ) for the Food Drive and Barbecue. This fundraising event was initiated as a joint venture to raise money by CFK, PCU, PASA and Police Legacy. Many members came to PHQ just for the event.
Glenn Lewis from PCU, Mark Willing from Police Legacy, Bernie Zimmerman from PASA, Martin Burke and Drew Bynoe of CFK worked the barbecue and rallied support for the Bushfire Appeal.
As a result, $1090.35 was raised and over 20 kgs of food stuffs donated.
It was wonderful to see so many people either donating their change from the barbecue or making separate monetary donations. Thank you so much to those who brought in and donated food items.
Thank you to Coles at Welland for the donation of $100.00 worth of supplies to ensure the barbecue was a success.
CFK will be dropping off the donated food to Foodbank and money will be donated to SA Bushfire Appeal.
Below is some general information that may be of assistance to those wishing to help the Bushfire recovery.
If you are wishing to donate goods, consider
- The South Australian Government has appointed St Vincent De Paul Society SA to administer, manage and distribute clothing, furniture and household goods donated during and after a disaster.
- Livestock SA (Livestock SA) for fodder or agistment
If you are wishing to donate time consider
- Blaze Aid (SA) (blazeaid.com.au ) – they are running two camps at both Lobethal and Kangaroo Island to repair fences destroyed in the fires
- Volunteering SA/NT (Volunteeringsa-nt.org.au)
If you are wishing to donate money, consider
Please do not use emergency relief centres or recovery centres as drop-off points for donations.
Top job to all groups involved, if you would like to find out more about Police Legacy, PASA or the Police Credit union check out the links below: