The Adelaide Hills Fire Disaster – How to Help

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86 homes and almost 500 outbuildings with acres of vineyards, farmland and orchards have ravaged by the devastating fires still currently burning through the Adelaide Hills. If you’re like us and feeling a bit helpless and don’t know where to start when it comes to helping with the Fire Disaster we’ve asked around and found out the most helpful ways you can help out.

Cash, not goods

Donating money to St Vinnies or the CFS Foundation is really what’s needed at times like this.
With the influx of food donations and shelter donations, it’s too much and it’s become very hard to properly handle or distribute donated goods.
Cash, cash, cash – that’s what’s needed and you can donate online at
Vinnies SA Bushfire Appeal – here
CFS Foundation – here

Those affected by the bushfire can contact Recovery Hotline 1800 302 787

Buy some wine!

Buy and enjoy some local Adelaide Hills wine over the Christmas holidays and you’ll really be helping some of the businesses who have lost so much in the last few days. In particular look for the below

Keep checking this Facebook page

Lobethal Bushfire Recovery is the go to page for updates on how you can help. Please don’t message them, just keep your eyes on their posts for ways you can help. As you can imagine they are flat out, so please don’t add extra work unless it is urgent.

When it’s safe

When this is all over, and hopefully that’s sooner rather than later, we’re going to have to rally together to help the growers and local businesses rebuild and get back on their feet. We’ll be sure to let you know when the roads reopen and who, what and where to buy from.

Let us know

Do you know any one with kids who have directly suffered any loss as a result of any SA fires? It might be their home, their business, land, or even their Christmas presents. We would like to help by sourcing them some tickets and vouchers for use when ever they are ready. Please send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, or an email to if you know a family in need.
CFS will assist us in identifying families.

Also, if anyone is organising a fundraiser we’d love to know about it. Please email or message us and we’ll help you spread the word.

Image credit: Vinteloper Wines

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