The RCSA has joined the international push to help victims of Australia’s devastating bushfires, creating a fundraising page that has already raised thousands of dollars.
The Recruiters for Fire Relief fund, created by RCSA CEO Charles Cameron, will support the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, which will directly support people impacted by the fires.
At last count it had raised more than $35,000 and the total was still rising.
“The bushfires are not just something this is happening to ‘someone else’ as many members of the RCSA family, their own extended families, their clients and candidates have been affected,” Charles said.
“This has been one of Australia’s darkest hours and I believe the RCSA, which helps everyday people on a daily basis, should continue that role of helping people outside the bounds of recruitment.
“I am inviting all recruitment, staffing and workforce solutions firms and professional or community members who want to help people most impacted by the fires, to make a donation.
“If you are unsure of the amount to donate as a firm, we invite you to match the RCSA initial donation, which is equal to the amount spent on our 2019 staff Christmas party.
“Match us - or raise us!”
Donations can be made at the link below - please share it extensively.
Meanwhile, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has launched a straightforward website to help fire-affected small-to-medium-sized businesses access critical information, in one central location.
The site lists the available funding and grants from federal and state governments as well information and resources - from financial advice, insurance and tax, to what work health and safety precautions business owners need to take.
This information portal also tracks what Australia’s chambers of commerce, large and small, and industry associations are doing to help businesses and communities impacted by fires, ranging from providing free services and hotlines to collecting donations.
The site will be updated on a daily basis as and when new information and resources from both government and businesses alike are announced.