As the wildfires in Australia continue to blaze throughout New South Wales, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation of $2,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
The NSW RFS is the world’s largest volunteer fire service, providing fire and emergency services to approximately 95% of NSW. Members attend a range of incidents and activities, including bush and grass fires, house and structure fires, storm damage, search and rescue, and more.
“On behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service, the NSW RFS Donations Trust, and our volunteers, thank you to everyone who has donated financially to recognise the incredible work done by our volunteers,” it said in a statement updating supporters on how donations will be used. “The level of support for our volunteers has been overwhelming both locally and internationally. There has been lots of big names lending their support – but also many businesses, community groups, schools, mums, dads and kids choosing to contribute.”
Among its plans:
- Establishing a $10 million fund for volunteer brigades, who will be able to apply for funding for items they need like equipment, training or improved facilities, and
- Working with members to identify where donations can help the most, focusing on rebuilding, equipment, service delivery improvements, and support for volunteers.
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. Click here to learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and its plans for the future.