Every day our first responders experience terrifying situations on the front line. In recent times, this has escalated with so many of our local firefighters, including volunteers, putting themselves on the line to protect lives and homes during the devastating fires across Australia.
Thanks to your support of MESHA as part of The Hospital Research Foundation Group, we have provided a $200,000 grant to the Country Fire Service (CFS) Foundation. This funding will support our selfless CFS volunteers and their families who have been impacted by the fires.
CFS Foundation Chief Executive Officer Gloria Berni says the funding will have a great impact on the volunteer firefighters and their loved ones.
“To date, over 40 CFS volunteers on Kangaroo Island alone have lost homes, businesses or property, and there were a number that suffered injury and loss in the Cudlee Creek fires in the Adelaide Hills,” Ms Berni said.
“The generous donation from The Road Home will go towards the financial aid we are giving these volunteers. Support such as this is vital in these difficult times.”
Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives and their loved ones, as well as people who have lost their homes and livelihood and the communities affected as a result of these terrible fires.
We hope that our contribution can make a positive difference in people’s lives.