A brand new trailer has been donated by WAFarmers to BlazeAid, the volunteer-based organisation behind the rebuild of the Waroona-Harvey fire zones, after their ‘tradie trailer’ was stolen last month.
Using a portion of the funds received through the WAFarmers Waroona-Harvey Fire Appeal, WAFarmers organised for a new trailer to be purchased within days of the robbery, with the trailer being delivered to BlazeAid recently.
WAFarmers Dairy Council President Phil Depiazzi was present at the handover, and said the Federation was thrilled to be able to give back to an organisation that was helping others during difficult times.
“Given the fantastic support that BlazeAid offers to families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters, such as the bushfires in the townships of Waroona, Harvey and Yarloop, we were disgusted to learn that one of their trailers was stolen,” Mr Depiazzi said.
“Though the trailer was in the process of being fitted out and did not hold anything too expensive at the time, the fact that someone deliberately targeted an organisation that was doing good for the fire-affected communities was heartless.
“We are pleased to have facilitated the purchase of a brand new trailer which will help BlazeAid to be able to continue their admirable work in helping those affected by national disasters.”
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