$2000 gift for Blazeaid
Rotary thanks volunteer workers
BLAZEAID Monto will benefit from a $2000 donation by the Monto Rotary Club.
BlazeAid Monto co-ordinator David Binskin thanked the club’s president, Russell Larsen, for the donation, and said it was worth noting just how much had been achieved.
“Not long ago, we had over 80 properties on our books and now it is down to about 30,” Mr Binskin said.
“We are in wind-down mode now, so anyone who needs work done should get in now.
“Monto has been a good experience, not just in terms of fixingdamage to properties but also in the social side of talking to landholders and helping them cope with what’s happened.”
BlazeAid brought new recruits from the recent Maryborough Campervan Motorhome Club of Australia Rally in Maryborough and was looking for more food donations.
Based on Department of Primary Industries labour rates, BlazeAid saved Monto more than $1.3 million.
Since February, BlazeAid volunteers have cleared about 160km of fencing and fenced more than 75km in about 1441 volunteer days.
HELPING HAND: BlazeAid representatives David Binskin and Brian Nichols are happy to accept a $2000 cheque from Monto Rotary Club president Russell Larsen.