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Local community rallies to donate funds to Waroona and Districts Bushfire Appeal

Published Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

The City of Wanneroo community has donated more than $40,000 towards the victims of the Waroona and Yarloop bushfires, following a number of fundraising events.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said she was humbled by the enormous show of community spirit and thrilled that so many had worked together to support this very worthy cause.

“I am so proud of the generosity of the local community approach. Many fundraising events have been held to ensure the Waroona and Yarloop communities have help during this difficult time,” Mayor Roberts said.

“Once again our community has shown they care and are concerned about the well-being of others and their generous response is truly amazing.”

In addition to helping fight the fires, the Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade held a quiz night on 26 February raising nearly $9,000 towards the Distress Relief Fund for the Waroona and Yarloop fire victims.

The cost of the deadly bushfires has climbed to more than $60 million, a devastating toll for the small community of Yarloop, and the money will be greatly appreciated.

“Not only are they suffering financial hardship, but two people from their community tragically lost their lives in this disaster,” Mayor Roberts said.

“I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to lose your home and all your belongings, and have to start again from scratch – and yet this is the reality for more than 100 families.” The City of Wanneroo voted to donate $5,000, as well as providing administrative support in the management of the bush fire appeal.

The City has also offered further assistance to the Shires of Waroona and Harvey to aid with Environmental Health matters.

A charity concert event, put on by the Vietnamese Community in Australia organisation and held at Girrawheen Senior High on 6 March, raised an impressive $30,000

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