We have been overwhelmed with support from the Western Australian community and would like to extend our thanks to hundreds of generous donors from around the state who have contributed to in excess of $6.1 million as of 6pm February 5.

We’d like to also formally acknowledge and thank one anonymous donor who has come forward and donated $25,000 this morning.
Corporate Australia has also mobilised and offers of financial support have begun to come in.
With an increase of damage to properties in the hills today, now is the time for Western Australians to dig deep and donate.
It is important to note that 100 per cent of donations raised through this appeal goes directly to those in need. 
The Fund will work with the affected local governments to ensure money is disbursed to victims of the bushfire as quickly as possible and ensure that those that need help, receive help in a quick and timely manner.
While we can’t replace what people have lost, we can help ease the financial burden for those who have been affected.
Can I also stress that the Department of Communities and the Australian Red Cross are not actively seeking any physical donations at the moment and are continuing to encourage financial donations through the LMDRF.

Thank you,
LMDRF Board Director and City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas 
To donate go to:
Website www.appealswa.org.au or https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/lmdrf  or call 1300 998 227
For more information: www.facebook.com/Distress.Relief.Fund


Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Senior Media and Communications Advisor, 0448 610 834, brooke.hunter@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.