[YarraBUG-list] Bushfire Relief

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Mon Feb 9 12:19:04 AEDT 2009

Hi all,

Sadly, further details are emerging of the massive impact of Saturdays 
horrific fires across Victoria, but we all can assist, see below for 
more details. It’s horrible to realise this disaster occurred less than 
50-100km’s away from here, no doubt some people live even closer.

On Sunday there was reports of cyclists in the North-East areas affected 
by the fires - ok it’s a popular destination and training route for many 
but PLEASE exercise common sense and STAY OUT until the CFA and Police 
have declared it safe!

Urgent Inquiries Only

* Statewide Current Incident Summary: 
* Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667
* State Inquiries Centre: 1800 727 077
* Centrelink Victorian Fires Hotline: 180 22 11

If you want to help with bushfire relief please see these links

ABC Melbourne: How can I help - and where do I get help?

Australian Red Cross - 2009 Victorian Bushfire Appeal:

The Salvos: http://www.salvos.org.au/

Animal Aid: http://www.animalaid.com.au/

Wildlife Rescuers: http://www.wildliferescuers.org.au/


* Go to any NAB, ANZ, Westpac or Commonwealth Bank branch
* Go to any Bunnings store
* To make a direct deposit to the Victorian Bushfire Relief Fund: BSB 
082-001, Account number 860-046-797
* Another appeal set up is the Myer Bushfire Appeal. All proceeds will 
go to the Salvation Army. Please donate at any Victorian Myer store.

In the aftermath of this disaster we’ve all got to take a step away from 
self-interest and reach out to those who need our help now & in the 
future. Especially helping people who’s homes have been destroyed and 
repairing habitat and wildlife. Remember, every contribution no matter 
what size, will help to rebuild lives and hope.

Take care.


Yarra Bicycle Users Group Inc.
PO Box 253
Clifton Hill VIC 3068

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