The Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20 devastated homes, outbuildings, infrastructure and wildlife in the Bega Valley Shire communities. One year on, many of the local residents are still picking up the pieces and trying to rebuild their lives. When Connecting Communities Australia visited in October 2020, we were able to provide support to the towns of Towamba, Wonboyn and Kiah. We assisted with building a community outdoor space, providing shade for the children’s playground, removing fencing to protect local wildlife and repairing and rebuilding nearly a dozen properties in the area.
Amidst the pandemic in 2020, we are relieved that we were able to bring our program to the community and give physical help to these people who have coped with losing nearly everything. They are strong and resilient and we hope we were able to lift their spirits.
Click to watch a snippet of our Bega trip below.
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