An update for all those who donated to the AFP Former Members Association bush fire appeal. Our recipients are very appreciative of the help you have given, and half the money raised has been allocated already.
Just to give some sense of how fundamentally helpful your support has been, a message has been received from one of the families that lost their home recently. They used the $1000 to go to Target and buy some basic essential clothing (underwear, bras etc), a ‘modest’ pair of shoes each and replacement mobile phone- a cheap one.
“You will never know how much we appreciate this help, thank you.”
Our GoFundMe campaign and bush fire appeal to help those former AFP members impacted by these devastating fires all over Australia, to date has raised over $18,000 donated to the AFPFMA Bush Fire Appeal (over $13,000 GoFundMe & $5,000 by direct deposit).
The first round of payments of $1,000 each was given to family A, person B and family C at the end of January 2020, with a second round of $2,000 given to each recipient at the beginning of March, totaling $9,000 so far.
The bush fire season will be declared over on 31 March 2020, at which time our fund raising campaign will end, and remaining funds allocated in the third and final round. The AFPFMA can then make the final distributions to those former AFP members we know about at that time, who have been impacted by the recent bush fire disaster. To that end, please let us know of any former AFP members you know of who has been impacted by the fires. You can place a response here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation, please direct deposit into our account, with the transaction description as “Fire – Your Surname” so we know who it has come from. Thank you for your support.
Our Bank Details
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account Name: Australian Federal Police Former Members Association Incorporated
Account No: 10846241