UFBA Benevolent Fund Runs Firefighter Earthquake Appeal

  Posted on 22nd September 2010 by Loralee Hyde in UFBA News

If you’ve been looking for ways to help the firefighters of Christchurch, here’s your chance….

Donate to the UFBA Benevolent Fund Firefighters Earthquake Appeal

The September Canterbury earthquakes are the worst national disaster to affect New Zealand in many years. The impact of this disaster is now starting to show on those who were first there to serve their communities.

Since the quake, firefighters have provided assistance in over 6,000 earthquake-related incidents, putting their communities ahead of themselves and their families. In the aftermath of the earthquake, it is now becoming evident that many firefighters will be challenged financially – whether it’s due to damage to their business, loss of property, or loss of work.

There are 14 operational firefighters and six NZFS staff members whose houses have been condemned to date and inspections are still going on.  Many more are suffering hardship as a result of the earthquake and subsequent events. Now is the time to rally around and, in true firefighter spirit, look after our own.   

Brigades and individuals can help by donating to the UFBA Benevolent Fund Firefighters Earthquake Appeal.  100% of funds raised will go to distressed firefighters and their families.  Time is of the essence during this difficult time, so donors are encouraged to make contributions as soon as possible.

All donations received will be administered and distributed to affected personnel of UFBA member brigades by the United Fire Brigades’ Association Benevolent Fund.

How do I donate?

Make an electronic payment to the UFBA Benevolent Fund Firefighters Earthquake Appeal account, BNZ Account number 020500-0594888-02.

OR

Post a cheque to UFBA Firefighters Earthquake Appeal; PO Box 56079; Tawa, Wellington 5249.

Regardless of payment method, be sure to download the donor form below, complete it, and return it by mail to the address above or email it to jane@ufba.org.nz

You can also help us raise as much money as possible by forwarding referring others to this page.

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UFBA Benevolent Fund Firefighters Earthquake Appeal
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