Council to help east coast fire relief

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The Harvey Shire Council will donate $5000 to bushfire-affected communities over east.

The Australian Red Cross will be the recipient of the donation, with the money going to its Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

The organisation works to provide on-the-ground disaster services, immediate bushfire support and long-term recovery programs. During the 2016 Waroona-Yarloop fires, Red Cross staff helped with on-the-ground operations at the command and evacuation centres, as well as with recovery efforts.

Shire president Paul Gillett said it was a pleasure to contribute to the Red Cross.

“Given the circumstances with Yarloop, it was important for us to help those in a similar situation,” Mr Gillett said. He said he was not worried up to 10¢ in each dollar may go towards Red Cross administration costs.

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