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BUSHFIRE APPEAL: Intrepid To Match Red Cross Donations Dollar-For-Dollar

Intrepid’s not-for-profit entity, The Intrepid Foundation, has launched an appeal to support the Red Cross during the Australian bushfire crisis.

Intrepid’s not-for-profit entity, The Intrepid Foundation, has launched an appeal to support the Red Cross during the Australian bushfire crisis.

The foundation has pledged that funds donated by travellers and industry will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Intrepid up to $200,000.

All money raised will go directly to the Red Cross Bushfire Emergency Appeal who are currently supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres in Victoria and New South Wales.

CEO of Intrepid Group James Thornton said his heart went out to all of those impacted by this national crisis.

James Thornton

“We are compelled to do what we can to support the efforts of the Red Cross on the ground,” he said.

“Like the rest of the country, Intrepid stands in solidarity with communities who are being directly affected and we encourage people to donate to the fund so their dollars are matched by us.”

James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Group

As of this morning, Intrepid’s appeal has raised $138,532.

To donate, head to www.theintrepidfoundation.org/australian-bushfire-appeal. Every dollar counts.

Donations made through The Intrepid Foundation will support the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund by

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  • Supporting people Fleeing to evacuation centres and recovery hubs
  • Providing emergency grants Of $2,000 to people who have lost homes or whose homes are uninhabitable due to a bushfire since July 2019
  • Offering longer-term Recovery programs in disaster-affected communities

Red Cross is a trusted partner in disaster response, with decades of experience in caring for people affected by earthquakes, cyclones, floods, storms, fire, drought and other emergencies.