In the midst of the bushfire disaster, we’re devastated to see the impact on people, communities, habitat and wildlife.
As a starting point, Powershop has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross and $25,000 to the WWF bushfire appeals to support communities and wildlife.
We know the impact of the fires will be felt long after they are gone and our customers in impacted communities will be up against some unimaginable challenges. For these customers, we provide a range of support options so we can help as much as we can.
But we also know that Powershoppers are really passionate and great at supporting their communities. Inspired by this, we’ve created the 'Power It Forward' Powerpack so other Powershop customers have the option to help contribute money towards the bills of Powershop customers who have been impacted by the fires.
The 'Power It Forward' Powerpack includes a 6.6c/kWh premium, which is pooled and credited (excluding GST) to the electricity accounts of customers who are in bushfire impacted communities. We’re keeping on top of these impacted postcodes via the RFS and CFA websites.
We’ve also kick started this fund by contributing $20,000 to the pool and with our customers help, we hope to be able to reach over $150,000 before 31 March 2020.
Our support for the bushfire disaster relief will not stop here. We will be working hard over the coming months to find ongoing programs to support the community in the long term. If you have any suggestions on how we can help please get in touch.