Our thoughts go out to our friends, families, colleagues and members who are impacted by the current, devastating bushfires.
We know that many of you have been directly impacted, and the task of rebuilding homes, businesses and lives is not a small one. While the scale of this crisis is difficult to comprehend, the emotional toll is even harder to quantify.
For those of our members affected by the devastation, PEXA would like to offer free access to confidential counselling through Assure Programs, when you're safe and able. Across the country, Assure provides qualified psychologists via phone and face-to-face support. It is our hope that this will go some way to helping our community work through its loss and grief.
Here's how you access the service:
Assure Programs – confidential counselling service
Call: 1800 808 374
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For the broader community, PEXA is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross Bushfire Relief and Recovery Fund. These funds help provide emergency assistance in communities affected by the bushfires as well as providing training and equipment for the many, many brave volunteers battling the blazes.
Our offices around the country are also hosting fundraisers over the coming week with all proceeds going to the Wildlife Emergency Fund. If you would like to be involved, please reach out to us here.
Airbnb - temporary accommodation
If you are in an impacted area and need a place to stay, Airbnb is providing access to free, temporary accommodation through its Open Homes program:
New South Wales: https://www.airbnb.com.au/…/bushfire-new-south-wales-2020-01
Department of Human Services - income assistance
Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has published available assistance for those who’ve lost income or have been adversely affected as a direct result of the bushfires:
If there is any other assistance or support we can provide, please do not hesitate to reach out.
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