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South Coast Community Support Group continue to give and give

The South Coast Community Support Group would like to thank everyone who donated $3248 towards the recent Bush Fire fundraiser. All donations, with the addition of another of $450, was presented to Batemans Bay RFS, Long Beach RFS and Broulee RFS this morning at JJJ Oriental Supermarket in Batemans Bay.

Jan Frikken told The Beagle "In response to the bush fire crisis, the South Coast Community Support Group manage our donation and distribution point from the back of this supermarket. "The Group created resources for evacuees a month before the State government stepped in. For example, asking community support for accommodation and transportation for people, pets and animals; donations for RFS volunteers and people in the community; organising to have cooked meals, gift and fuel vouchers and generators for people who had had power outages; organising volunteers to help people make phone calls and/or apply for bush fire recovery grants; and planning to organise a support group for people in the community to come together in a safe environment to chat and to debrief. "It has been a tough year for all of us but the fire indeed brought the community together," Jan said.

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