12 January 2020
VALA2020 Supporting Where We Can
Everyone in the VALA network is touched in some way by the bushfire emergency across many parts of Australia. Our collective thoughts and support go out to colleagues and communities that are directly impacted, and to the many others who are experiencing the heightened anxiety, fear and emotion that accompanies a disaster of this magnitude.
We are aware of the important role many libraries will provide during and after the fires, both as physical hubs offering refuge and a place for communities to gather, and as information centres providing access to resources and support.
Thank you to all the librarians and library staff who will continue to show up each day to provide assistance and comfort to those who need it.
For those who are able to offer financial support to the bushfire recovery effort, please consider donating to the following organisations:
If VALA can support or assist you or your community, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9844 2933.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 443
Warrandyte VIC 3113