As Australia’s bushfire crisis continues, REA Group is introducing relief initiatives to help provide assistance to those affected by the devastation.
REA Group CEO, Owen Wilson said like all Australians, the REA had been shocked and saddened by the overwhelming impact Australia’s bushfires are having on local communities and the environment.
“We know nothing can take away the devastation experienced by so many, and we will continue to explore ways to help impacted communities in this time of need,” Mr Wilson said.
Relief measures introduced to date include:
- A Bushfire Relief Support Package for REA Group customers who have been impacted by the fires. The package includes options for extending advertising campaigns free of charge, refunds on advertising for properties that have been heavily damaged, and the waiver of fees for customers whose businesses have been significantly disrupted.
- A new free service on share accommodation website, Flatmates.com.au, has been introduced to help people list their spare rooms for those who may need emergency accommodation.
REA Group has also donated to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, providing financial support to an organisation with a huge depth of experience in supporting communities during times of crisis.
In addition, the company has increased the value of its matched staff giving program. Individual employee donations to bushfire relief charities will be matched up to $1000 per employee.
“Our thoughts remain with all those who have been affected by these bushfires,” Mr Wilson said.
“We also express our sincere thanks to the many firefighters, emergency services personnel and volunteers who are working to support and protect our communities.”