Australian Bushfires - Help Joanne Green. .

My mother (seen on the right)  managed to save up enough twenty years  ago to buy a small block of land in a remote part of East Gippsland, in a town called Club Terrace. On a limited income, it took her years to build it in small stages, every spare dollar she could manage to put aside while living in the unfinished building going towards the dream of having her own home. Little things that we often take for granted such as insulation, running water and electricity were hard earned milestones that she had to scrimp and save to earn.

In the past few years, with the house finally finished she was able to enjoy the fruits of her work. Somewhere to one day retire to, somewhere to live out her days in comfort. It wasn't the prettiest house, but it was hers and she loved it. 

On December 30th last year, the bushfires came through Club Terrace. Isolated, cut off from the rest of the world by road closures and surrounded by bone dry trees and scrub, the town had no chance despite the best efforts of some brave locals who stayed to try and defend their homes. When the fire cleared, most of the town was gone, and like hundreds of other Australians in the last few weeks, my mum had lost her home. 

Obviously we're incredibly grateful that she is alive but as the insurance on her house had run out she now has no home and nothing for her retirement. Unfortunately her health has meant that she is no longer able to work and is now living solely on a disability pension. 

Jo has a loving family and we are all doing what we can to help, however unfortunately we don't have the resources to help her get fully back on her feet and rebuild her life.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and would go directly to her.


According to GoFundMe rules, I must provide the following information. 

1. Who you are and where you’re from: 

I am Sam Green-Clarke and I am from Australia. 

 2. Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for: 

Joanne Green is my mother and has been for many years. 

3. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): 

The funds will be given to my mother to cover the expenses of replacing almost everything she owned including clothes, toiletries and household items. They will also help with her day to day expenses. 

4. Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies: 

When GoFundMe releases the funds I will transfer the money directly to my mother for her usage. Assumedly using transferwise as I am currently in a another country.


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Sam Green 
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