Article submitted by Julie Backhouse - Rotary Club of Bairnsdale Sunrise
Rotary clubs are working together to support East Gippsland in response to the bush fires. 
The five Rotary Clubs of East Gippsland have formed East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid (EGRFA).   They are:
  • Bairnsdale Sunrise,
  • Bairnsdale,
  • Mitchell River,
  • Lakes Entrance and
  • Orbost
Another group of Rotary Clubs West of Melbourne have formed Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) and when they heard of the devastation in East Gippsland, they sent enough furniture to furnish two houses. 
EGRFA will donate the furniture to some of those who have lost their belongings in the fires.
Pictured receiving the donated furniture
L-R Geoff Carpenter, Malcolm Findlay, Dick Hughes, John Fallon, Troy from WERN and Robyn Counihan