We know a lot of our incredible volunteers often give more of themselves to others than they do themselves.
And although there’s a lot of talk about self-care and everyone knows we all ought to take better care of ourselves, it’s bitter-sweet that for most of our volunteers, that doesn’t come as easily as helping others.
The AVBFB learned this week of a “Go Fund Me” campaign started by a Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Member Jodie Taylor (or Jac to her friends) to help a fellow Bushie.
We’ll leave the rest of the explanation to what Jac wrote on the Go Fund Me page:
A strong single parent devoted to her children and community who would rip me a new one if she knew about this campaign (when she sees it I’m in trouble) she speaks louder for others than herself.
In the midst of grieving the loss and lifestyle change following her husband’s passing along with her children, she had much more to come.
Tracy, a volunteer firefighter was called to action on the evening Yarloop was under siege by catastrophic bush fire, her family home in Yarloop was lost.
She had insurance and plans were made to rebuild a new family home on her block in her much loved and memory filled home town where her children attended school and she remains a dedicated Yarloop Volunteer Bushfire Brigade member.
A brand new home has been completed but Tracy is a little short of the funds needed to complete handover.
Despite multiple efforts with various financial agencies Tracy still can’t plan her family’s Christmas.
As a commited community member known for frequently putting others before herself I believe she and her family deserve so much better than the uncertainty they currently face.
Can we get them into the home they so desperately waited for and deserve in time for Christmas?
Needless to say, please consider visiting the Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/help-get-them-home-for-christmas and see what you can do to help