GIVIT have coordinated the delivery of 32 generators to Richard Adams, President of Mogo Village Business Chamber for distribution to struggling residents and small businesses in Mogo and surrounding communities. This is the latest GIVIT coordinated donation for Eurobodalla region, where GIVIT has focussed their bushfire relief support and spent well over $100,000 with local businesses as part of providing essential and everyday items to people in need. The generators were provided by Resilience NSW and National Bushfire Recovery Agency, who thank the United Arab Emirates for their generous donation of 400 generators to be shared across bushfire-affected communities. GIVIT NSW Regional Manager Caroline Odgers and her team have been coordinating tens-of-thousands of donated items to better support communities from Shoalhaven down to Bega Valley as residents continue to recover from the bushfires.
Ms Odgers says GIVIT’s key focus is to continue to engage our network of donors to ensure no resident or bushfire-affected community is forgotten. “Recovery is a long process. GIVIT’s service is a crucial component of recovery to ensure communities, charities and local business are supported long term.” “While we love providing large items like beds, fridges and replacement equipment for farmers, some bushfire-affected communities are still in the clean-up stage. That’s why donations of generators, grocery vouchers and simple hardware tools are still so important.” Since January 2020, GIVIT has coordinated 100,000+ donated items for bushfire-affected regions across the state as part of the partnership with NSW Government - most items being water tanks, hardware tools, generators and everyday household items for southern NSW towns and remote communities. 100% of donated funds GIVIT receives goes to purchase urgent and essential items for Australians in need, and are spent with local businesses whenever possible. GIVIT encourages all charities and community groups supporting bushfire-affected communities to register with GIVIT for FREE, so they, too, can request and receive the specific items their communities need. GIVIT is a national online charity that connects generous Aussies who want to donate items, services or cash with people in need. Since 2009, over 2 million items have been donated through GIVIT - including people affected by recent bushfires and now COVID-19.