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Victorian Bushfires

We are all deeply saddened by the catastrophic bushfires devastating our communities and environment. Many of us have been personally affected or have family and friends impacted. Our thoughts are with the people facing the loss of loved ones, homes and livelihoods.

While The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria cannot be directly involved in the recovery, we want to thank all the incredible individuals and organisations working tirelessly to fight the fires and help those communities affected.

Please do not donate money or goods to the EGV to assist the bushfire appeals.

The reasons why we cannot assist directly are given in our Donations by-law, and the Donations Disasters Information Sheet.

We know many of you are looking for ways to help.

The most effective way to assist is to make individual donations directly.

Please note that donating goods without consultation is not encouraged at the moment.
Relief centres are being swamped with unsolicited goods. The Red Cross organisation says that, while it is heartened by the incredible tokens of kindness and generosity as people offer clothing and other items, they are not in a position to distribute them.
If you have goods to donate, then please check first with lists posted by charities,
and you can match those lists or register the items you have, in case someone can use them.

There are a multitude of organisations have established donation centres. Here are just a few:

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

Country Fire Authority

Community Enterprise Foundation

or simply google Bushfire Donate Victoria to find many other organisations.

 


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