Last week during a City of Busselton function at the Yallingup Bush Fire Brigade station, the Emergency Services Volunteers Hardship Assistance Scheme received a donation for $10,000 from the team at Acton South West real estate who’ve been fundraising for the community during 2017.
On behalf of all the emergency services, we’re amazed and very grateful for such a donation. Our sincere thanks go to Steve Papadopoulos from Acton South West for their generosity in contributing to the fund.
The HAS was set up in 2015 with an injection of seed funding from the WA State Government. It’s purpose is to provide direct relief from hardship to volunteers and their dependants due to unexpected or unforseen events such as loss of work, unexpected illness or death of a family member, emergency events, natural disasters, etc. It is designed to help cover basic living costs such as rent, food and utilities. The fund is designed to bridge the gap between these changed circumstances and the return to normality. Volunteers of the emergency services and their surviving dependants in the case of a death are eligible to apply for the hardship assistance fund.