Hillsbus Operator Sets Up $250,000 Fund To Support Bushire Affected Communities
Written by Darryn Capes-Davis on 17 January 2020
Hillsbus operator, ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC), is stepping up to provide tangible support to communities impacted by the bushfire crisis.
The North West Sydney bus operator has established a fund of $250,000 to assist impacted communities and employees throughout NSW.
Called the CDC WeCare Fund, the funding will support families with immediate housing and living needsandassist in firefighting efforts.
In addition, CDC employees who have had to evacuate and/or lost their homes as a result of the fires are eligible for individual grants to assist with their short-term financial needs.
CDC NSW CEO, Mr Wayne Jeff said the fund would be focussed on communities throughout NSW who have been directly impacted by the crisis.
“We have seen the devastation of these bushfires on communities throughout NSW and across Australia and this is one way we can lend our support,” Mr Jeff said.
“This is about providing much-needed assistance to those in the community who need it most.”
“At CDC we see ourselves as being an integral asset of the communities in which we operate, and we want to do whatever we can to support those communities through this trying and stressful time – this is what the CDC We Care Fund is all about.”
Mr Jeff also acknowledged the service of CDC staff who have been so active in serving their communities as emergency services volunteers.
“We thank all employee volunteers for their committed service, especially as some of them and their families have been personally impacted by these fires,” Mr Jeff said.
In addition to the We Care Fund, CDC supports firefighting efforts by providing paid leave and transport services to emergency service volunteers.
CDC also offers employee assistance counselling services to staff affected by the fires and their families.