In addition to Helensburgh Lions Club providing a direct donation to the Australian Lions Foundation that is providing support to fire victims in affected communities, Helensburgh Lions Club has been working hard through December and January, fundraising, to provide support in particular to our local RFS stations, Helensburgh, Otford, Stanwell Park and Darkes Forest.
Via discussions with these RFS stations we identified some of their immediate needs including provision of Intenet enabled tablets, Water, Lip Balm, Sunscreen, Eye drops, Snacks, etc. and have sourced most of these items either from businesses via donations or at reduced cost. The tablets have been ordered and will be funded out of the proceeds of our general fundraising. You may have seen us outside Coles fundraising (including a cake stall that was run in conjunction with our friends from the CWA.) Donation tins have also been established at various locations in the Helensburgh vicinity.
In addition Helensburgh Lions have put together support packs (including school bags for school children) for some badly fire affected communities and RFS units south. Lions Gina and Mel made a road trip south on Sunday 26th January to deliver these using a vehicle supplied by Helensburgh Business Park. Thank you Gina, Mel and HBP. If you would like more information about this please refer to our facebook page.
Helensburgh residents, and businesses have again shown their generosity.
We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals that have stepped up to support our efforts. (not in any particular order)