Our thoughts are with all those families, and communities, who are being directly affected by the catastrophic bushfires and the sustained drought.
Emergency services, fire-fighters and charity workers are providing round-the-clock support. The amount of sacrifice made by so many volunteers in order to aid our communities can never be repaid, but that doesn’t mean we cannot aid them as we are able. Many also volunteer for Scouts NSW. They are true heroes.
As volunteers ourselves, it’s natural that we want to find ways to help.
Yesterday, Neville Tomkins OAM JP, Chief Commissioner of Scouts NSW launched the Chief Commissioner’s Emergency Relief Campaign to assist Scouting families impacted by the catastrophic bushfires or the sustained drought.
The campaign aims to provide members the opportunity to assist Scouting families impacted by bushfires or drought by donating to the Family Support Fund, which helps young people facing hardship to attend their local Scout group.
All contributions are tax-deductible and will make a direct, meaningful impact. Donations can be made by PayPal, or with a credit card. If neither suits, donations can be transferred directly to Scouts NSW (BSB 032 000 Account 001472). Please remember to give your details so we can issue a receipt, and add ‘for the FSF’.
The Family Support Fund is a fund designed by Scouts to be used for Scouts. We know that right now, our role in the community is more important than ever. The skills for life we instil in our youth members – resilience, confidence, initiative, maturity – are critical for those facing immediate crisis, but importantly, they also nurture the leaders of our longer-term future.
There are also useful tips and in which you can donate your time and skills during this very difficult
Thank you to everyone who has already let us know how they’re helping. We are so proud of the generosity and community spirit seen within our volunteers. The courage and resilience across our membership is simply awe-inspiring. The very attributes we instil in our youth.
For more information or other ways to donate, click here: https://nsw.scouts.com.au/chief-commissioners-emergency-relief-campaign/