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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 Flood

 

Life Membership

At the Annual General Meeting held on 16 October 2019 the BlazeAid Committee for 2018/2019 presented by Dennis Livingston, Treasurer of BlazeAid, presented Co-Founders Kevin and Rhonda Butler Life Membership of BlazeAid. This award was in recognition of forethought to not only establish BlazeAid but also in sincere appreciation of outstanding loyalty and dedication to the organisation since 2009.

This award recognises the commitment demonstrated towards the organisation, including its volunteers, programs, activities and ideals.

Congratulations Kevin and Rhonda

 

BLAZEAID 10 YEAR REUNION

Cobden Victoria
Cobden Recreational Reserve
Parrott Street, Cobden

2nd—4th November 2019

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED WEEKEND OF
GAMES, LAUGHTER, MEMORIES,
RENEWING FRIENDSHIPS AND
ENTERTAINMENT.

An easy way to register is send a text message to Debbie 0418 990 267 with the following information as per the image below off the registration form

Another was to register for the Reunion please fill in the registration form  (click here) which you need to print out and return form via the methods listed.  Also pay your registration fee into the account listed on the form.  Registration for the event is a MUST.  Look forward to seeing you all at the Reunion.

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.

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.

Click here to find us on Facebook.

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.