Gippsland family keep on giving after bushfire devastation - Elders Rural Services

Gippsland family keep on giving after bushfire devastation

A round of applause to the generosity of our clients the Pemberton’s in East Gippsland who have donated the proceeds of an elite super fine bale of wool to Blaze Aid, an Elders partner, for the second year running.

The clip sold at auction to Techwool for 2000x greasy/kg for a total of $2,900.

Following the devastating fires that ripped through the area just 18 months ago, Doug Pemberton says the family will be forever grateful for the work of Blaze Aid and its volunteers.

“We had large parts of the property with no fencing at all and it took quite a while to get all the property secure enough to be able to run stock,” said Mr Pemberton.

“But what Blaze Aid also contributed to was in the way of positiveness, an ear to listen to and a shoulder to lean on.”

The Elders team echo this sentiment following the significant rebuild that took place throughout not only Gippsland but Albury, Tumut, Gundagai, Adelong and Kangaroo Island.

Although hard, Hannah Speers at Elders Adelong says that these times prove the strength of rural communities.

“The bushfires have shown us the true meaning and power of the rural network as a whole,” she says.

“Everyone is in it together with no ulterior motives other than to help one another get through a difficult time and to fight together.”

Thank you to the Pemberton family for continuing this line of generosity