Announcing the Kalbarri Rebuild Fund
If you are a Kalbarri Local affected by Cyclone Seroja please click here to submit the application for funding form.
The Kalbarri Rebuild Fund would like to acknowledge the Nanda people as the traditional owners of the land.
Following the devastating Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja on Sunday 11 April 2021 that destroyed the town of Kalbarri in remote Western Australia, we have joined together with other like-minded locals and ex-pats to start a community driven fund to assist with the rebuilding of the region for future generations.
We understand that other parts of Western Australia have been impacted by Cyclone Seroja, however we have decided to focus our efforts on a Rebuilding Fund for Kalbarri, as this is a place we call home and a place that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
The Kalbarri Rebuild Fund was launched on Tuesday 13 April 2021. Our aim is to raise $100,000 in the first 30 days and to nominate a local committee to be in charge of administering the fund. Our efforts will not stop after the first 30 days. With the damage bill now estimated to run into the tens of millions, plan to continue to raise funds long after the initial cleanup is over, and after our initial target is reached. This process could take many years and we are committed to ensuring the process is followed through in an honest, transparent and community centred way.
This is not an emergency relief fund. There are government initiatives for that, and other ways you can assist with the unfolding emergency. This is a fund to help rebuild homes, businesses and also infrastructure that was destroying by Cyclone Seroja. Priority will be given to those who live in the area and those who have no insurance and no means to pay for their own repairs or rebuilding works.
More information on the community based beneficiary and the process for locals to access funds will be announced on Monday 3 May.
We have created this fund because there is a long road ahead to rebuilding Kalbarri. 100% of funds raised will be used for this purpose, and there are a few ways you can help us reach our goal.
Support the Kalbarri Rebuild Fund
Donations are currently being accepted in the following ways.
- You can donate by means of our Facebook Fundraiser. Please also like and share our Facebook Page. We ask that you add an extra 2% to your donation to cover the transaction fees that Facebook charge to provide this service. 100% of money paid out by Facebook will be allocated to this fund.
- You can make a tax deductible donation through the form on this page. Echo International Aid is a Registered Australian Charity who’s charter is to help remote and displaced communities all around the world, including Australia. Echo International Aid is staffed entirely by volunteers and administration costs are covered by their volunteers so that 100% of funds raised can be allocated to the projects just like this. 100% of money donated on this page will be given to this fund.
- For corporate and larger donations of $1000 or more, you can make a direct deposit to Echo International Aid. Please ensure you include the word KALBARRI in the description and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes. 100% of money donated to Echo International Aid with the description KALBARRI will be given to this fund.
Account name: Echo International Aid Inc.
BSB – 063239
ACC – 10560222
100% of donations now will be used to assist rebuild efforts in the near future with more details announced on 3 May. We do not want money if you do not have the means to support this fund. We do not want money from residents of Kalbarri or Northampton Shire, or those immediately affected by the impacts of Cyclone Seroja.
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