Our country has been devastated by catastrophic bushfires over the past several months, many of which are still burning. We know that many of you, as well as those dear to you, have been impacted.
These events have deeply saddened us and our thoughts are with the families, communities and animals affected by this crisis, as well as with the courageous emergency services personnel, Australian Defence Force members and volunteers supporting firefighting efforts on the front lines.
The APA is extending our fullest support to members affected by the bushfires as follows:
Understandably, many of us are feeling helpless and overwhelmed as this unprecedented disaster affects so many communities around Australia. Please be aware of some of the ways you can help.
Emergency protocols have been put in place to expedite the process of getting GP's and allied health workers to bushfire-effected communities where they are needed most. Health professionals wishing to offer support to bushfire affected areas should contact their relevant Rural Workforce Agency (RWA). Find out more.
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (grassroots community rebuilding programs)
State Fire Services:
Support local businesses affected by bushfires
Businesses in the vicinity of fire-ravaged areas that have managed to avoid the complete devastation of the bushfires are also doing it tough. What should be a busy time with an influx of tourists has now turned into a major struggle to stay afloat.
You may like to consider supporting these businesses and help put money back into the pockets of communities who need it most. Go to https://www.finder.com.au/support-bushfire-affected-businesses-australia and follow Instagram account spendwiththem for further updates.
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