DUNNS ROAD FIREGROUND – LOCAL DONATION APPEAL
The Community Foundation for Tumut Region is a registered charity that was instrumental in organising the Dunn’s Road Appeal.
The funds were distributed to eligible residents in the form of vouchers/gift cards for goods and services from local businesses from Tumbarumba to Tumut this includes Batlow and Adelong and roadside stalls with EFTPOS.
List of participating businesses who will accept the Gift Cards:
Swans of Tumut
Russell Street pharmacy
Fulla Fresh meats
Tumut veterinary clinic
Tumut Work Locker
(**additional businesses to be added to this list **)
Adelong café Cafe
Pioneer service station
Coffee and More
Coorabyra wines (meals)
Gone Barny Rosewood
Dare to Bite
Artists on Parade
Foothills clothing store
Tumba Valley servo
Parade service station
** Details will be added shortly on businesses where gift cards can be presented **
Supporting partners in the appeal are Elders Adelong and Tumut , Adelong Progress Assoc , Community Bank (Bendigo) Adelong, Tumut Chamber of Commerce.
A subcommittee has been formed comprising representatives of The Bendigo Bank Adelong ,Elders Adelong and Tumut ,the Adelong Progress Association ,Snowy Valleys Council and the Community Foundation members of the Batlow and Tumbarumba communities will be also invited to join.
To date we have no real idea of the numbers and we are sure these may change but to begin :
- 183 homes were lost with many more damaged,
- untold damage to farm building sheds and machinery
- Miles and miles of fencing and stock losses …
- and over 30% of the soft wood plantations plus significant hardwood resources.
The loss of both the built heritage and natural environment in the high country is simply catastrophic and heartbreaking for all those who have given so much in that area .
The loss of native vegetation across the fire-ground the major trees and lower vegetation and ground cover all the animals in our unique ecosystem many are now locally extinct all of this is gut wrenching The colony of platypus and all aquatic life in the Adelong creek and all effected waterways may well have suffered with the black water runoff as a result of the storm…a side tragedy of the fire storm
The loss of aboriginal heritage to date there is no record of what has been lost scarred trees ring trees and special places for our traditional owners who used this whole area
The more we learn and the more affected residents come forward this appeal becomes so important to assist the eligible residents and support our local economy
Donations are tax deductable and can be deposited with any branch of the Bendigo Community Bank , Ray White Real Estate or by direct deposit to the Community Foundation
Name: Community Foundation for Tumut Region
Account No: 141406736
For a receipt Please register your donation including your name and address and your preferred sub fund eg Batlow
For all those who have been directly impacted by the fire or know of those who have, we ask that you register names and addresses with the coordinating partners or by contacting Louise Halsey 0429619128 69473208 or by registering firstname.lastname@example.org with just a few words on whatever losses we are not requesting any application.