Last day to ac­cess BlazeAid help

South Burnett Times - - LIFE -

AFTER a tir­ing but ef­fec­tive month help­ing storm-af­fected farm­ers, BlazeAid says time is run­ning out for res­i­dents to reg­is­ter for as­sis­tance.

BlazeAid camp co­or­di­na­tor John Lil­lico con­firmed to­day would be the last op­por­tu­nity for farm­ers who re­quired as­sis­tance to make them­selves known to the vol­un­teer group.

The BlazeAid group has helped with clean-up and re­pairs at more than 35 prop­er­ties since set­ting up in Kin­garoy’s Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club after last month’s se­vere storms.

“There was a lot of tree dam­age and sadly, lots of dead birds,” Mr Lil­lico said.

The vol­un­teer group has re­ceived lots of sup­port from the com­mu­nity, but the ma­jor­ity of vol­un­teers came from out­side the re­gion to lend a hand.

“Sev­enty per cent of our vol­un­teers have come from out of town,” Mr Lil­lico said.

“One cou­ple has come all the way from Ade­laide to help.”

The BlazeAid co­or­di­na­tor thanked ev­ery­one who had been in­volved in the ef­ford and said he was plan­ning a thank you event to ac­knowl­edge ev­ery­one who had been so gen­er­ous with their time.

“Ev­ery­one has helped out so much, we es­pe­cially love get­ting all the cakes peo­ple have made,” Mr Lil­lico said.

“I’ll be go­ing home a lit­tle heav­ier than when I first came,” he joked.

If you re­quire as­sis­tance from BlazeAid, call Mr Lil­lico on 0484 145 732.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FI­NAL DAYS: BlazeAid co­or­di­na­tor John Lil­lico.

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