BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with farmers and families in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods.
Working alongside the farmers, our volunteers help to rebuild fences that have been damaged or destroyed, as well as lifting the spirits of farmers who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought.
Out of the ashes of Black Saturday 2009 came an urgent need for fences to be rebuilt. Kilmore East farmers, Kevin and Rhonda Butler, were among those whose fences were burnt. Needing to quickly secure their 1,500 sheep, they sought assistance from family, friends and local volunteers to help rebuild their fences.
Within a week, the fences were completed - a task that would have taken them months to do on their own. Grateful for the assistance they received, Rhonda and Kevin decided to try to help a few others with their fencing.
Thus, BlazeAid was born.
Visit the BlazeAid website to see where volunteers are needed right NOW!!!