I’m craig de meillon a career firefighter from Western Australia , who will be going to the affected areas to donate funds to the people in need .
I have seen a lot of people donating to the big organisations , but I wanted to actually fly down at my own cost to the affected areas and give the money and supply’s directly to those in need, the funds will personally reach the hands of those who need it. The affected areas change on a daily basis and will focus on the South Coast of Sydney and near the border of Victoria .
I plan to be there in 4 days from now From the 10th of JAN. I feel the displaced homeowners could do with phones, generators and chainsaws. Im still gathering Sitreps and planning the details as this is a fluid situation
I have been volunteering with a disaster relief teams during the last number of years we have assisted with numerous international disasters from earthquakes to volcanoes and cyclones. It will be really good to assist locally at home within Australia .
i will withdraw the funds and give cash and or generators and chainsaws to those in need. I also have a few arborist mates who are assisting and a koala sanctuary in mind
here is some media coverage of how i have assisted in the past.
Here is a link to my Instagram, where you will find examples of the work I have done:
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