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Australia Premier Andrews announces Vic govt contribution and establishment of state Bushfire Appeal fund

15:16  05 january  2020
15:16  05 january  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the establishment of a Bushfire Appeal fund to help affected communities in the state.

On Sunday, Mr Andrews said cash donations were the best way to help fire affected Victorians and asked contributors to not give further food and clothes towards the bushfire cause in the state.

Mr Andrews said the Victorian government would also contribute $2 million dollars to the Bushfire Appeal fund.

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"This is a really important way in which people can give and be confident that a hundred per cent of that money will get where it's supposed to get," he said.

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Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Wednesday, January 1, 2019.

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

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