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Case study: Supporting Lucindale to bounce back after fire

In mid-January, residents in the South Australian town of Lucindale were threatened by the Blackford-Avenue Range Lucindale fire.

Local licensee, Geoff, who has been involved with the town’s Country Fire Service for over 40 years, played a pivotal part in ensuring many houses and lives were saved. Recently moving into an Air Support Airstrip role, he and his team assisted in the water bombing of the community and surrounds.

In late February, to support those who were worst affected, an auction was held to raise funds. With the support of the broader Australia Post team in South Australia, $1,500 worth of merchandise and goods were donated, helping to create five boxes of goods to be sold at auction where a total of $235,000 was raised.

For Licensees Carmel and Geoff, it’s back to business for them as they proudly watch their community rebuild. While it was a difficult way to start the year, the support they received from their community, their Australia Post colleagues and the dedicated counsellors from our Workforce Assistance Program was critical in helping them get back on their feet.