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Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal


Monday, 7 January 2013

IGA retailers provide vital food vouchers to those in fire affected areas

Tasmanian Independent Retailers, in conjunction with IGA supermarket retailers statewide, has donated $30,000 in IGA grocery vouchers to those in fire affected communities and is encouraging other Tasmanian businesses to do anything they can to assist.

Tasmanian Independent Retailers CEO Grant Hinchcliffe today announced the donation, which will be given to the St Vincent de Paul Society to be distributed to people who have been affected by the devastating bushfires.

Mr Hinchcliffe said that in times of emergency such as this, it was important for Tasmanian businesses, where possible, to rally and show their support to those in need.

“The IGA retailer network feels very strongly about helping their local communities in times of need and donations continue to flow in from the 86 individual stores around the state,” Mr
Hinchcliffe said.

“Additionally, two pallets of bottled water will be donated to the Tasmanian Fire Service to assist fire fighters who are aggressively fighting the fires on the front line.

“I strongly urge other businesses to support affected communities by contributing to the fire appeal and assisting where possible”.

 

You can donate to the Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal via;

Vinnies

or

Red Cross