Our backyard is burning – across New South Wales and Queensland there is huge property, land and national park damage, massive loss in animal life and a number of people have died. There were 61 fires burning yesterday morning in NSW alone. Parts of our community are under enormous pressure and still on high alert. It is devastating.
To support the effort, we’re donating $10,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service to further their impact in fire-affected regions and will be raising money over the coming months.
Like most Australians, we acknowledge the tireless and courageous work of these fire fighters and volunteers in protecting our communities, despite being critically underfunded.
You can donate directly to the NSW Rural Fire Service here – you also have the option of donating directly to specific areas.
We’ll be directly supporting the NSW regional fire services based on the North Coast, Mid North Coast and Mid Coast, along with South East Queensland over the next two months through $1 donated per Tasting Paddle sold in our Byron Bay and Brisbane breweries, plus $2 from every carton purchased from our online store.
We’ll be putting on several fundraisers and Karma Kegs in collaboration with our venue customers over this time too. We’ll be putting this list live next week for you.
Thank you to everyone who has helped out in our communities during these difficult weeks! It’s always incredible how in times of crisis people rally together.
We will be watching closely and working with our team on how else we can be of service and support. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel we can assist and we will help where we can.
Photo credit: @KatrinaParker