RRT has continued their fire relief efforts through Operation Fire Relief, bringing hope and Christmas cheer to locals devastated by the recent bushfires in Taree on 18 December and Wauchope near Port Macquarie on 19 December, where families tragically lost their homes to the recent bushfires.
RRT gifted 71 families $1,000 gift cards just in time for Christmas, to help them rebuild their lives after losing their homes and belongings to the fires. The donated gift voucher, which can be used at over 100 retailers, was given to locals alongside a family food box, and an RRT Cookie the Kookaburra toy for the kids.
To date, RRT has supported three fire-ravaged communities, and will continue to provide support to other communities who have been affected by the fires in 2020.
Lester Sharples RRT Operations Manager says this is an important initiative for families who have lost everything.
“Operation Fire Relief is inspired by community spirit following the devastating bushfires that ripped through Queensland and New South Wales over the last month.
“We’re working closely with the NSW and Queensland fire services and local councils to find and help those who have lost their homes and who are in a tough spot at exactly the wrong time of year.
“Our hope is that we can help as many Aussie families as possible between now and Christmas.”