UFBA Benevolent Fund - Cyclone Gabrielle

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Following Cyclone Gabrielle, some Fire Brigade families in Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Tairawhiti, and Auckland have lost homes, businesses, personal belongings, and irreplaceable memories.

The UFBA Benevolent Fund has had people on the ground in these areas since the cyclone hit.  They have been working with brigades and FENZ management to ensure our people receive financial assistance where required.  To date, we have received a large number of applications for help, and provided over $100,000 of assistance through grants and grocery vouchers.  Countdown Supermarkets have kindly donated $7,000 worth of vouchers, which we will distribute to those most in need in the coming weeks.

We have also received $11,000 in donations for Cyclone Gabrielle relief and have received enquiries from brigades wanting to donate to the Benevolent Fund for this purpose. If you would like to make a donation, these can be made directly to the UFBA Benevolent Fund using “Cyclone” as the reference: 02-0500-0594888-000