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Disaster Assistance Fund – A Thank You From RSL NSW & RSL DefenceCare

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Thank you to all the RSL District Councils, sub-Branches, and Auxiliaries that have contributed to the Disaster Assistance Fund.

From 1 July to 13 December 2019, the total contribution was $216,040.

Here is a breakdown of the generous contributions from District Councils, sub-Branches and Auxiliaries.

  • Bowral RSL sub-Branch – $1,000
  • Bass Hill RSL sub-Branch – $5,000
  • Bomaderry RSL sub-Branch – $500
  • Bondi Junction/Waverley RSL sub-Branch – $20,000
  • Bundeena RSL sub-Branch – $1,000
  • Callala Beach RSL sub-Branch – $2,000
  • Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL sub-Branch – $2,000
  • Cumberland RSL sub-Branch – $20,000
  • Eastern Metropolitan District Council – $1,000
  • Forbes RSL sub-Branch – $500
  • Ingleburn RSL sub-Branch – $5,000
  • City of Lismore RSL sub-Branch – $1,000
  • City of Liverpool RSL sub-Branch – $5,000
  • Moruya RSL sub-Branch – $500
  • City of Newcastle RSL sub-Branch – $10,000
  • Oberon RSL sub-Branch – $2,000
  • City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch – $20,000
  • Quirindi RSL sub-Branch – $500
  • Seven Hills/Toongabbie/Wentworthville Auxiliary – $1,840
  • Seven Hills/Toongabbie/Wentworthville RSL sub-Branch – $20,000
  • Smithfield RSL sub-Branch – $5,000
  • Yenda RSL sub-Branch – $500
  • Merrylands RSL sub-Branch – $9,000
  • Coffs Harbour RSL sub-Branch – $200
  • Maroubra RSL sub-Branch – $50,000
  • Woolgoolga RSL sub-Branch – $500
  • Gunnedah RSL sub-Branch – $2,000
  • Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL sub-Branch – $30,000

 

Where the Support Goes

The Disaster Assistance Fund is used by RSL DefenceCare to support veterans and their families affected by natural disasters, including the droughts and bushfires that are impacting communities across New South Wales.

As of 13 December, $65,717 of disaster assistance has been provided to veterans in need, leaving a balance of $150,323 to be used. Veteran families in the following areas have received support for disaster relief.

  • Armidale Regional Council – $3,000
  • Cabonne Shire Council – $3,000
  • Central Tablelands – $3,200
  • Dubbo Regional Council – $9,168
  • Forbes Shire – $3,000
  • Greater Taree – $6,000
  • Gwydir Shire Council – $3,000
  • Inverell Shire – $10,900
  • Liverpool Plains Shire – $3,000
  • New England and Northern Tablelands – $3,000
  • Parkes Shire Council – $3,000
  • Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council – $3,000
  • Tweed Shire Council – $449
  • Uralla Shire Council – $3,000
  • Warrumbungle Shire – $3,000
  • Wentworth Shire Council – $3,000
  • Western Plains Regional – $3,000

 

How It Helps

Donations to the Disaster Assistance Fund help in many ways. Often veterans contact RSL DefenceCare with an urgent need. The team provides a quick response, ensuring that veterans and their families receive the funds they need to alleviate the crisis.

Funds have helped veterans in need to purchase feed for live stock on their farms where grazing land has been burnt or impacted by drought. It’s also gone towards filling water tanks in these areas. The Disaster Fund helps pay for fuel and vehicle repairs, as well as repairs to property damaged by fire.

Thank you again to all of the District Councils, sub-Branches and Auxiliaries that have contributed to the fund. As communities across our state continue to battle with drought and bushfires, the Disaster Fund can provide some relief from the financial burden that these disasters cause.

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