As the Esperance region entered the recovery phase following devastating bushfires, communities around Western Australia found practical ways to offer support to the victims and survivors.
Not-for-profit organisation Baked Relief WA co-ordinated the delivery of more than 1500 home-baked biscuits, cakes and slices to bushfire affected families.
An offshoot of the larger Australian Baked Relief movement, which began four years ago during the Queensland floods to help feed emergency services personnel and volunteers, Baked Relief WA set up collection points in Perth, Bunbury and Albany. The baked goods, most of which were long-life items such as ANZAC biscuits, fruit cakes and shortbread, were accompanied by messages of support.
Support also came in from as far as South Australia, with Baked Relief WA founder Meredith Roe saying a number of businesses and families who had also experienced bushfires wanted to “give back”.
The last time the community organistion came together was in March, after Cyclone Olwyn damaged towns along the state’s Coral Coast. To follow the progress of Baked Relief WA and to get involved by donating baked goods, visit the organisations Facebook page.