$2000 gift for Blazeaid

Ro­tary thanks vol­un­teer work­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

HELP­ING HAND: BlazeAid rep­re­sen­ta­tives David Bin­skin and Brian Nichols are happy to ac­cept a $2000 cheque from Monto Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Rus­sell Larsen.

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