Mundubbera residents’ charity overwhelms Hansens
MUNDUBBERA’S Hansen family does not need the Fire Foundation’s new national initiative, You’re Not Alone.
That is because last weekend the community pulled out all the stops for the family.
The impressive fundraising efforts culminated on Saturday with an evening meal, auctions, raffles and entertainment by talented locals who volunteered their time to add to the event’s success.
When a new electric blanket sparked the fire that left them with nothing, Adam and Sam Hansen and their children were devastated.
But they have since been overwhelmed by the generosity of fami- ly, friends and the Mundubbera community. Mr Hansen took the opportunity at the fundraiser to express his gratitude.
“I’m so proud to be part of this community,” he said.
“We’ve been blown away by the generosity of Mundubbera people and we thank each and every one of you who have helped.
“I’m so pleased Sam and I brought our family to live in Mundubbera.
“I’ve heard of people in big cities who’ve had to beg others for help. “Here we didn’t even have to ask.” Despite thousands of Australians being affected by fires each year, in many parts of the country there is little support for fire victims in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
The Fire Foundation is a national fire victims’ charity that encourages fire victims to talk about their experience and raise awareness of the support network available to them.
The foundation is encouraging fire victims to share their stories online at facebook.com/firefoundationaustralia.