Clubs Queensland Bushfire Appeal -  Operation Phoenix
 
This unprecedented bushfire season has seen 28 people killed; millions of animals killed, thousands of people throughout Australia displaced, hundreds of homes lost and millions of hectares of land destroyed.

It is devastation on a massive scale with the repercussions being felt everywhere right now, and we suspect for a long time to come.
 
Through Operation Phoenix, Clubs Queensland is uniting Queensland community clubs to assist communities and families throughout Australia who have been affected by these relentless bushfires. We must support these devastated communities as they arise from the ashes, just like a phoenix, and rebuild their lives.
 
We are asking every club to dig deep and donate AND rally your members to assist fundraise.
 
Donate directly to a charity!
To assist clubs make their donations, Clubs Queensland has collated a list of charities that are currently battling working either directly with communities and families affected by the fires, fire brigades and of course, animals.
 
Rural Fire Brigades 
Keen to support the volunteers on the frontline? You can donate to your local Rural Fire Service in QLD by contacting your local brigade directly. Click here
The Rural Fire Service in NSW can be supported by donating through this link. Click here

The Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross is supporting communities affected by fires throughout Australia. 
“Our specialist emergency volunteers are providing psychological first aid, working at evacuation centres and helping people to get in touch with their loves ones,” Red Cross says.  Click here
 
GIVIT
If you don’t have much spare cash but do have useful household items to donate to those affected by the fires, GIVIT might be the place to go.
You can also donate money and GIVIT will source specific items requested by residents. Click here
 
St Vincent de Paul
Vinnies have people on the ground everywhere and do amazing work.
You can donate by phoning 13 18 12 or Click here
 
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army are working very hard in every affected community.
You can donate at www.salvationarmy.org.au

WIRES
WIRES are assisting with wounded and burned wildlife. They desperately need financial support to help nurse these poor, injured creatures back to health.
You can donate at www.wires.org.au

RSPCA
The RSPCA in NSW are working to assess the damage to wildlife, stock and pets in the fire ravaged areas and clearly ensure no animal is in distress.
You can donate to the RSPCA at www.rspcansw.org.au

Wildcare Australia
WILDCARE is a voluntary organisation that relies on community support to continue to operate their emergency telephone service and to provide financial assistance to volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Their telephone service receives approximately 10,000 calls a year! Click here
 
What can your club do to help? 
 
Please consider getting your club involved and donating to any of these charities. We have provided some fundraising ideas you may wish to implement:
  • Hold a raffle
  • Donate the profits from a specific meal, drink or special
  • Have a donations tin available
  • Offer patrons the option to round up the price of their meal/drinks etc and donate the balance
  • Create a donations bin for non-perishables only
Thank you for your assistance. Any help is appreciated.
 
Collateral
To assist your club promote your event, Clubs Queensland has prepared a range of posters, social media posts etc that you can download and use. 

Tell us about it!
Importantly, send your fundraising promotion details to Clubs Queensland and we will post up on the Clubs Queensland and My Community Club pages! Send to laura@clubsqld.com.au
 
Need more information?
If you need more information, please contact Laura Bos, Communications & Government Relations Manager, Clubs Queensland on 07 3252 0770 or laura@clubsqld.com.au