The current bushfire disaster in Australia is without doubt one of the most severe disasters that a huge majority of Australian's have been affected by in one way or another. Here at Allied Finishes, we have a lot to be thankful for. The fire came within metres of our main workplace (the above photo was on the Saturday, so only a few of our team members saw how close it came!), 4 of us had to be evacuated, & Emily had the fire come basically into her backyard. Her and her partner were ready for it, but she knew there was a high chance they may never sleep in that house again.
As frightening as that all was, we know there are many people who weren't so fortunate. So as a way of conveying our heartfelt thoughts for those individuals, we have donated $5000 to a charitable organisation so they can distribute the money best to those in need. Many of us also donated our time to providing breakfasts, lunches & teas to the firefighters through the Rapid Relief Team.