Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley accepted a generous donation of $75,000 from Hotondo Helping Hands for the Shoalhaven City Mayoral Relief Fund.
“It is an honour to accept this donation on behalf of the bushfire affected communities, such a substantial amount will make a huge difference and I thank all involved in their efforts in raising such a substantial donation”, Clr Findley said.
“The funds raised will go a long way in helping Shoalhaven residents impacted by the Black Summer fires re-build their lives”, Clr Findley stated.
“Since the Mayoral Relief Fund was opened in December 2019 nearly half a million dollars has been raised to support bushfire affected ratepayers and residents across the Shoalhaven”, Clr Findley said.
Hotondo Shellharbour and Hotondo Southcoast founded Hotondo Helping Hands in response to the Shoalhaven bushfires, building three new homes and donating the profits from the sales to six Shoalhaven bushfire recovery related charities.
Adam Sturt, Managing Director of Hotonodo Southcoast handed over the cheque to Clr Findley and stated “This was a cause close to our hearts. Like many Shoalhaven and Illawarra locals, we too were affected by the bushfires and devastated by the impact it had on residents, wildlife and the natural area.
“We wanted to do something to help our community to recover, so Hotondo Shellharbour and Hotondo Southcoast together launched Hotondo Helping Hands. This initiative would not have been possible without the backing of our trades and supplier partners who are just as passionate about helping us give back to the community”.