Regular readers will recall that applications for our Western Power Brigade Grants this year added up to be many times more than the money available, even after our friends at Western Power were able to redirect some unspent money from another sponsorship and top up our original amount.
With the very limited human resources we have, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is still working on ideas to help those who missed out this year, but the news isn’t all bad.
Take the East Denmark Bush Fire Brigade, for example. The team just uploaded a Facebook post with this wonderful photo of a few of their awesome members standing in front of the new water tank we were able to fund with Western Power’s very generous grant. As the post says, the East Denmark Brigade is one of many in WA that had not had access to water for the shed or perhaps more importantly, refilling appliances.
Congratulations to the team at East Denmark and once again, our deepest appreciation goes to the wonderful folks at Western Power for both understanding the funding issues we face and rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.