The women of the Australian Islamic Centre managed to raise 5 trucks full of supplies and more than $1,500 in donations in just 2 days. They also traveled more than 4 hours to take the donations to those in need.
The group of women from Newport, Victoria, managed to raise 5 trucks full of supplies in donations and $1,500 in just 48 hours, and they took them to Johnsonville to those who need them the most. The ladies quickly set about preparing breakfast quickly after they arrived at the place for the exhausted firefighters who’ve been working tirelessly to take the fire down.
Rashid Elhouli, who oversees online public relations for the Australian Islamic Centre, told CNN that the women traveled for hours to get the necessary supplies to the victims of the bushfires, and they fed breakfast to 150 firefighters in Johnsonville. Rodney Baylis, one of the firefighters at the scene, expressed his gratitude to the group in a video he posted on Facebook.
Heart warming words from one of the brave fire fighters, gives us motivation to keep doing what we do. We are so grateful to be given this opportunity to give back and help those in need. A special mention to our partners at @humanappealaus for being their every step of the way. Much love to all ❤️ #vicfires #we #strive #as #one
Posted by Australian Islamic Centre on Saturday, January 4, 2020
According to Elhouli, the Centre started planning to help out the thousands of people affected by the bushfires in the country, so they put up a call for donations for supplies of the likes of female hygiene products, water bottles, milk, baby wipes, fresh fruit, etc.