Time to Support – Rebecca Talbot

Disaster Relief Australia | March 2021

dra volunteer reflection

I’m a born and bred Perth Hills girl, previously in the Glen Forest volunteer brigade. The footage of the fires was heartbreaking, I wanted to give my time to support the community recover and rebuild.

On this operation I spoke to a bloke to book a damage assessment. He was a volunteer firefighter who lost his home whilst fighting fires elsewhere. I was able to attend the damage assessment and as it turns out, he was a friend of my sister and brother-in-law. It feels good to know that I can be part of helping a family friend.

My husband and I run an ice cream business. With the heat of the deployments we decided it would be a great morale boost for the team to come back to some nice cold and tasty favours. It’s just a small thanks for great work done by DRA!