Time to lend a hand

Rick Fourij of ‘Help us to help others’ with Sharon Edwards of the Horrocks Group CFS collecting goods to donate to victims of the Sampson Flat fires.Local not-for-profit community group, ‘Help us too help others’ together with the CFS and Gawler Salvation Army are working together to support victims of the Sampson Flat fires.

Adelaide’s bushfire crisis is feared to have destroyed dozens of homes, and the dangerous weather forecast for the week could reignite the firestorm.

The catastrophic fires eased on Sunday but the blaze has continued to burn in all directions.

Rick Fourij and Chris Carter of ‘Help us too help others’ have organised a donation set-up in the Clare Woolworths car park, with the help of the region’s CFS and the Gawler Salvation Army.

Mr Fourij said they are looking for products and basic things affected people can use and they are not looking for money or perishable foods.

“We are looking for products which people can use such as tools, clothing, shoes, pet food, bottled water, sanitary products, sun cream, tooth brushes, back packs, nappies, wet wipes, toilet paper, cereal and much more,” Mr Fourij said.

“I will be here every day this week, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm for anyone who would like to make a donation.

“We believe these products will be very beneficial to those affected and at the end of the week, Chris Carter will take the donated products to the Gawler Salvation Army who will be in charge of distribution.”

Sharon Edwards of the Horrocks Group CFS said this was a great way to support those affected by the crisis in Adelaide.

“Everyone has to do their bit to help out and this allows us to transfer much needed goods,” Mrs Edwards said.

“This also shows how people are always thinking of others in times of need.”

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