Bushfire relief donation

 

We have recently completed our February sales where we were donating $1.00 for every iris sold during the month.  Thanks to our enthusiastic customers we sold a total of 754 tall, median and dwarf irises for the month of February.  Consequently, $754.00 has been transferred to BlazeAid to help them continue the valuable work they undertake.

For those who have no knowledge of this organisation, BlazeAid are ‘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.’

The money we have donated to BlazeAid will assist the volunteers through the purchase of materials and support items to enable them to continue providing assistance to farmers with minimal cost to themselves. 

BlazeAid generally organises approximately 10 camps each year, but due to the massive bushfire events experienced this summer, they are currently running 23 camps in NSW, eight in Victoria, three in SA and one in WA.  If you would like to help out, you can stay for a few days, a week or as long as you like.  Please visit their website, https://blazeaid.com.au/volunteering-information/  for more information.  If building fences is not your thing, there are lots of other ways you can help out, such as cleaning, catering, tool shed etc.

Thank you to all our customers who purchased during the month of February, allowing us to support this very worthwhile organisation.