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Welcome to BlazeAid  –  a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.

BlazeAid volunteers:
Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.

“We asked you to come help us rebuild our fences but you guys have done way more than that, you have helped us rebuild our broken community.  For that we are forever grateful to you and all the amazing volunteers.”
Maree Perkins, Monto, Qld, 2013 Floods.

 PUBLIC BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION

BlazeAid is now a registered charity with PBI status. 

A Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) is a type of charity which has a predominant (main) purpose of relieving needs arising from conditions such as poverty, sickness, distress or helplessness. This is known as providing ‘benevolent relief’.

PBI status is recognised by ACNC and ATO alike and BlazeAid can now provide its donors with tax deductible receipts.  This is a very welcome annoucement and BlazeAid looks forward to being able to provide DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) to its donors.

North East Vic Dec floods

BlazeAid offers help to flood affected farmers with cleaning up and rebuilding fences in North East Victoria after the December deluge

Farmers needing help are urged to read  ‘Establishing a base camp’ and contact their local Councillor or/and your Shire Mayor so that a volunteer work base can be expediently organised from a (centralised) local hall/sports ground ( within 40 mins commute to farms) 

If a base is warranted, your Shire liaises with your facilities’ Committee of Management for Blazeaid and invites Blazeaid in to share the facility over the weeks it takes to rebuild.

I would expect 30 experienced long term volunteers daily plus other Vols to pull the debris away etc. on about 12 -20 farms daily. 

The aid and labour and material savings to all farmers is generally in the range of $1 mill to $10 mill 

A Council decision needs to be made for Blazeaid to come within 7 days after the disaster- otherwise the interest in helping wanes as it is no longer newsworthy. I am aware that as many as three Councils may be involved and possibly more than one base required. 

Farming families – through working shoulder to shoulder with BlazeAiders- generally get their fences up in 1/5th the time than being left to their own devices. 

It’s important to pick up the phone now and express your need for help. Otherwise none may come.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of BlazeAid will be held on Wednesday 8th November 2017 commencing at 7:00 pm to be held at JJ Clancy Reserve, Cnr of Union Lane and Kellys Lane Kilmore.  

Rural communities in all Australian States
If you have been affected by a natural disaster, please visit our Fencing Help page for information about having BlazeAid volunteers working with you.

Please click here for information about How to Establish a BlazeAid basecamp in your area.

Overview Statistics 2009 – 2016

These figures show the amazing amount of work done by our volunteers. However, they don’t reflect the humanitarian impact our volunteers have on the local communities. The help and hope that BlazeAid brings to rural families after natural disasters can’t be quantified, but is even more important than the fencing and other work completed.

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40203_listing_smallBlazeAid Patron
Ian “Macca” McNamara is the Patron of BlazeAid. We thank him for his wonderful support in helping BlazeAid find volunteers to help with our fence rebuilding. ABC radio and TV have been invaluable in their support of BlazeAid since its inception in 2009. Hundreds of our volunteers have heard about BlazeAid through the ABC, especially on Macca s Australia All Over. We look forward to a long ongoing relationship with the ABC, especially with Macca on Sunday mornings.

Please check this website regularly for updates.

BlazeAid volunteers:

Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.


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