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Monday, 19 January 2015 13:20

Vinnies launches bushfire appeal

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vinnies sa bushfire2St Vincent de Paul Society has launched a Bushfire Appeal to help victims of this month's devastating fires in the Adelaide Hills, reports Catholic Communications.

The devastating fires in the Adelaide Hills destroyed 27 homes, 132 outbuildings, severely damaged many more and left 134, mainly fire fighters injured.

The blaze which erupted on 2 January in 40-degree plus temperatures and swept across 13,000 hectares, also killed or injured untold numbers of livestock and wildlife.

Brian Spender, President of Vinnies SA is calling for Australians to help victims of what is being described as South Australia's worst bushfires since 1983's horrific Ash Wednesday fires. He is also asking those who wish to contribute to give a financial donation rather than clothes, blankets or household goods.

"We are always extremely grateful for donations of material goods but in the immediate aftermath of this crisis, financial donations are crucial so we can assess the needs of each of those affected needs and give them urgently needed assistance," he says.

(Photo from the Vinnies SA Bushfire Appeal 2015 webpage)

Read the full story at the Sydney Archdiocese's news page.

Donate to the Vinnies SA Bushfire Appeal.