​IW Germany helps its Australian Friends

Posted by International Inner Wheel | Apr 15, 2020 |

Inner Wheel Germany helps its Australian Friends

66,398.05 Australian Dollars raised for Firefighters in Australia

All of us have seen the pictures of catastrophic bushfires in Australia at the beginning of this year. Burned houses, charred landscape, fleeing animals. The misery of the people who lost their houses, sometimes their entire livelihood inspired the District Presidents of Inner Wheel Germany to help their Australian friends and seek their club members’ support.

The response was overwhelming!

66,398.05 AUD have been donated from all German club members to help the Australian friends.

As a result of the close communication between Jutta Stender Vorwachs, National Representative IW Germany, and Robyn Gillespie, President of IW Australia and Jane Muller IWA Immediate Past President and National Representative 2019/20, it became quickly clear that that it would be great to sustain the work of the large number of firefighters in Australia.

June Muller writes, that there is little knowledge outside of Australia about the fact that 80% of firefighters in Australia work voluntarily and even self-finance their equipment.

The donation of 66,398.05 AUD expresses an excellent engagement and interest of Inner Wheel friends, helping wherever and whenever friends worldwide need help.

Roswitha Wenzl,

Editor IW Deutschland