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How to support the Coast’s bushfire affected communities

The people of the Gold Coast are a proud, community-loving bunch. We love our city, the people within it and we’re all about lending a hand when someone else is in need.

Which more than ever before, is now. Our beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, along with many other areas of Queensland, are currently experiencing devastating bushfires (as you’re no doubt aware) and there have been many homes and businesses lost.

We’ve compiled a list of ways we, as a community, can support those affected in terms of monetary, goods and time donations.

The Queensland Fire Service and local fire stations have asked that all donations be taken to the designated spots so as not to hinder fire-fighting efforts.

  • The Coomera Valley Rural Fire Brigade are accepting donations of food, water and toiletries. They open from 10am until late at 639 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera.
  • The Mudgeeraba Rural Fire Brigade are accepting donations from 11am until 11pm at 415 Gold Coast Springbrook Rd, Mudgeeraba.

Donations of goods and cash (via bank deposit) can be taken by Canungra Op Shop.

If you have non-perishable food or other items you would like to donate, they will accept those ready for distribution. If you’d like to donate money please transfer to the below account:

Lighthouse Community Services
BSB: 064793
Account: 10073085
Reference: Bushfire Appeal

For bank transfers, please also email the details of your gift so receipts can be issued and donations tracked – info@canungraopshop.org.au (donations are tax deductible). ALL money donated will be used for those affected by the crisis.

Donations of cash for feed for livestock, wildlife and pets can be taken to Canungra Hardware – phone 07 5543 4780.

The Beechmont Fire Station are taking donations of food time, should you wish to volunteer – email gcwabeechmontmountain@gmail.com with anything you’re willing to donate and they’ll respond with a scheduled time to assist.

Funds can be donated at GIVIT here.

Let’s not forget the animals also affected by the fires – Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Wildcare are both taking donations to help pay for medication and food.

You can also donate to Koala Rescue Queensland (for medicine and food for all animals) here.

Donate money for hay bales for horses here.

If you’re aware of any other ways to donate, please contact us ASAP.

Let’s stand together through this crisis, our community needs every single one of us.

 

Words by Kirra Smith

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