Attendees included the local RFS volunteers from Kundle Moto, and the Taree Fire Brigade, along with Senior Constable Ray Slade.
In an incredible effort, the community raised $4798.
The fires have had a devastating effect on the local community and the district was already dry from drought. It was such a scary time and it impacted on many, many families.
Half of the money raised went to the local St Vincent de Paul and the other 50% to the firies. The school was very proud.
Last week at morning assembly, the school was able to present Deacon Vince Ryan, a long-time friend of St Joseph’s and regional president of St Vincent De Paul, and Jacqui Burgess, local St Vinnies president and long-term employee of St Joseph’s, with $2250 cash to help local families affected by the bushfires.
St Joseph’s also had the pleasure of presenting Terry Kitching, the RFS inspector based in Taree, with $2250 cash to assist our 90 local fire brigades.