South Australian bushfires

South Australian bushfires

South Australian bushfires

At Westside Housing we are fortunate, we suffered some minor damage at a home at Woodside from the Cudlee Creek fire. But thanks to some amazing people in that community (The CFS, The Rodda family and other neighbours who we know helped but don’t know who you are) our customers are safe and so is Wendy and Brett’s home.

Take a look at this video showing how close these homes in Woodside came to the fire front.

Many South Australians have not been so lucky and have suffered from the impact of recent bushfires along with Australians living in other states.  If you are looking to join the groundswell of people helping these communities, below are some ideas for you to do so.

Where to go if you are affected 

Recovery Centres in SA: The state government has established four recovery centres and their website contains information about a broad range of services available to people effected by the bushfires.
Uniting Communities have offered temporary accommodation in the City of Adelaide.

Ideas for volunteering

South Australian Vetrinary Emergency Management
Volunteering SA/NT – Spontaneous Emergency Volunteering
Blaze Aid

Charities involved with the recovery

There are a number of well established and respected charities providing support for people impacted by the bushfires.

Travel blog: How you can help with the bushfires in South Australia
CFS Foundation
Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
Red Cross: Disaster Relief and Recovery


WIRES wildlife rescue
WWF Koala crisis

Other ways to help 

You can donate while you are shopping at places such as Woolworths, Dymocks Books, McDonalds, the Commonwealth Bank and many other locations.

Alternativly you can support the affected communities by visiting the area and buying their products either in person or online.
Here are a few suggestions.

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