City of Bunbury to donate $10k for Esperance fires

Ravaged: ires ravage Esperance as the town battles to cope with the destruction. Photo: Trevor Tasker.
Ravaged: ires ravage Esperance as the town battles to cope with the destruction. Photo: Trevor Tasker.

The City of Bunbury will donate $10,000 to the Perth Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund to help those affected by the tragic fires in Esperance this week.

The donation comes from the Council’s Disaster Relief Reserve and will go towards assisting with the rebuilding of affected properties.

The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund is the recognised State emergency fund that raises and co-ordinates donations to support victims of the fires in WA’s south coastal region.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the donation has been made on behalf of the Bunbury community.

“These catastrophic fires have resulted in the loss of lives, properties, crops and stock,” Mr Brennan said.

“It is in times like this that we need to pull together as a community to help those in need.”

The City has previously donated $10,000 from the Disaster Relief Reserve for aid to those affected by the Parkerville fires in January 2014 and the Margaret River fires in February 2012.

Do you know of any local fundraising efforts for the Esperance fires? Email editor.bunburymail@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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