The Black Summer Bushfires devastated Victoria over 12 months ago, but COVID-19 is slowing recovery.
Your donation will help affected residents and communities get their lives back on track
Victoria's last bushfires were contained in late February 2020, after 98 days of firefighters battling more than 3500 fires across the state. 1.5 million hectares were burned across Victoria.
It's been a tough road for those affected since then. As Summer turned to Spring, the public's attention quickly turned to the Coronavius pandemic. COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on recovery, with tourism dollars lost, and communities unable to meet and hold events due to lockdowns. At the time of writing (June 2021), Victoria is in the midst of another lockdown, which also to regional areas also.
There have been some wonderful stories of hope and generosity too. We've helped landholders settle into short-term modular housing on their own properties, we've collaborated with local organisations to get residents hooked back up to household water, and we've coordinated the donation of bushfire recovery tool kits with the help of big-hearted donors.
But there's still more to be done, and we need your help.
You can click here to see the list of what's requested by community organisations and charities supporting landholders and residents to recover. From access to clean water, warm clothes for winter, furniture and essential items for recently built or soon-to-be-completed homes, and simple items like grocery vouchers, fuel vouchers and sim cards, the items needed by people doing it tough is long and varied.
You can also use the 'FUND' button to donate the money required to purchase the items - a $5 donation will buy a pair of socks, and a $10 donation will purchase gloves or underwear for someone sleeping on the street.
100% of the money received by GIVIT for these requests will be used to purchase essential items and services for Victorians recovering from the bushfires. To donate, simply use the 'FUND' button on the item request page. Every bit counts.
Water access for bushfire-impacted residents in rural Victoria
Bushfire-affected residents in Victoria are receiving much-needed boosts in their recovery efforts with reliable access to water being made available on their properties.