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MAY 2021


'Resources stretched to the limit'

BlazeAid needs volunteers to help NSW communities hit by storms

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VOLUNTEER organisation BlazeAid, which estimates that caravanners make up 70 percent of its membership, is wading in to help flood-impacted victims in the Mid North Coast region of NSW.

It has opened its camp at the Kempsey Showground and is still urgently looking for volunteers to help the community affected by recent storms and flooding.

"Anybody who can donate some of their time, a day, a week or whatever they can give will make a difference," camp coordinator Mary Howarth said.

"The important thing is to get help to those who need it most. No experience needed but we welcome experienced fencers wishing to mentor and be team leaders."

BlazeAid administrator Debbie Buttler told Caravanning News that caravanners made "a huge difference" to BlazeAid.

"They make up a large number of our volunteer population," she explained.

"Without their contribution BlazeAid would not be able to help those families and communities that have been affected by natural disasters.

"We are calling for volunteers at all our camps Australia-wide.

"Our resources have been stretched to the limits and without the usual backpacker population more emphasis is on the caravanners."

BlazeAid, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods, was formed after the devastation of Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires in February, 2009.

It provides volunteers with a site for their caravan, motorhome or tent, toilets, hot showers and all meals.


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