Because of its climate, Australia is a nation which is extremely vulnerable when it comes to bushfires. Late 2019 – early 2020 saw one of Australia’s worst ever bushfire seasons, with New South Wales severely impacted on the mid-north coast as well as the south coast. The effects were devastating, with entire communities impacted in many instances. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and thousands of native animals perished – along with the ultimate sacrifice of human life being paid by some residents and volunteer bushfire fighters.
The tourism industry is the lifeblood of many country towns and tourism was decimated in many areas. Brothers In Need is always proactive when it comes to assisting at the time of these natural disasters and as well as raising funds to assist those who lost their homes and property, our volunteers travel to these areas to offer assistance and moral support. In late 2019, our team made two separate trips to Wauchope and Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast to provide assistance and we also visited Mogo, a tiny village located on the south coast between Batemans Bay and Moruya after it was devastated by bushfires in the final week of 2019.
From the end of 2019 all the way to mid-2020, Australia was widely known as Black Summer country due to the great number of bushfires that were affecting Australia. Brothers in Need had an obligation to provide necessities to some of the victims of the bushfires.
To support as many families as possible in this crisis and provide them shelter and food long enough for them to get back on their feet.
Assist us with whatever you can give, the more you give us, the more we can provide to the people in need.
Crescent Care Packs
Creating hygiene care packages to Australia's most vulnerable communities
A fortnightly program full of meaningful discussion and team bonding. Different topics and guest speakers.
Flood Crisis Appeal
In mid to late March 2021, extreme rainfall in Australia’s east led to almost unprecedented flooding
Homeless Outreach Programs
It’s a sad fact that homelessness is on the rise in Australia and there were almost 38,000 people in NSW in the Census who were classified as being homeless
Respite Centre Programs
We are very proud of our respite program, where once a month a number of our volunteers visit the My Home Disability Centre
The ‘Soup Kitchen’ initiative sees our regular volunteers combine with other members of the community who generously give
Visiting the Sick
Visiting the sick - either at home or in hospital - can provide the sick person with a huge psychological boost.
Because of its climate, Australia is a nation which is extremely vulnerable when it comes to bushfires.
Australia has always been a country which is prone to drought, and over the past quarter of a century
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many families and individuals losing jobs.