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- Our Response to the Current Australian Bushfires
Our thoughts and love is with people across Australia impacted by the current fires, and we are all devastated by the loss of lives, property, stock and native wildlife across the country. We know many of our members and supporters are doing incredible work to support fire impacted communities and for that, we thank you.
We have received many calls from people asking what they can do and what FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA are or will be doing in the future. FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA role will be in supporting local community recovery in the coming months, the initial response and relief period is best left to those organisations more equipped for those roles.
Many of you will know FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA disaster work has always been in preparation and recovery and we will continue this work. We know communities are going to need support for many years to come. We will be here to support them, share our lessons, stories and experiences from 2009 as fire affected communities reach out to us.
FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA is encouraging our members and supporters to register their interest in being able to share our lessons, stories and experiences from 2009 as other communities reach out to us. You can register your interest HERE or click on the button below.
Please take care of yourself, your families and others in the community who may be affected by the bushfires. We are hearing many Firefoxes members and families are finding the current bushfire situation very distressing, please practice self care and be kind to yourself and others. If you need someone to talk to after watching this crisis unfold, here are some places that can help:
FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA is a group for Women, which evolved following the Black Saturday Fires of 2009. Our goal 10 years later is to create a nurturing environment, which encourages women to embrace and realise their dreams.
By asking women what they want to ‘create a new normal’, FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA have been able to support them by hosting an incredible array of events that bring the community and families together.
The Firefoxes team is in awe of how the incredible women across our communities step up to challenges and support each other. We want to see women celebrated, supported and valued in our communities.
Join our mailing list today and connect with a diverse community of women and browse through our website to discover our journey.
- Annual planning workshop, allowing women an opportunity to express what they need to ‘create a new normal’ – February 2019
- Murrindindi Women’s Forum – August 2018
- Murrindindi Women’s Health & Well-Being Expo – October 2018
- Monthly dinners, with guest speakers
- ‘Femergy Rising’ Retreat- March 2017- an opportunity for women to recharge and connect.
FIREFOXES AUSTRALIA, in partnership with local emergency services, coordinate fire preparedness activities, including workshops on emotional resilience and how to include this in planning for the fire season.