ANZ today pledged an initial package of $1 million to support customers and communities affected by the bushfire emergency unfolding across Australia.
ANZ Chief Financial Officer Michelle Jablko said: “This bushfire season is having a devastating impact on the wellbeing and livelihoods of families, customers and communities.
“In releasing this package, we hope to play a role in supporting firefighting efforts as well as the economic recovery and financial wellbeing for those affected, including our customers.
“We also recognise the significant time that will be required for communities to recover from this disaster and we remain committed to helping our customers rebuild,” Ms Jablko said.
Deployed specialised mobile ATMs at Bairnsdale Oval and other local centers to enable access to cash.t on the wellbeing and livelihoods of families, customers, and communities.o said.
Hardship support for customers through referral and funding to appropriate community counseling services.
$300,000 to volunteer fire services across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia to reflect the critical role fire agencies and local volunteers are playing. A further $100,000 will be set aside to match employee donations to volunteer fire services.
$500,000 allocated to support local community services as well as home loan customers who have lost their homes to bushfires and are suffering ongoing financial hardship. This is additional to ANZ’s continuing double-matching of employee donations to our key community partners Foodbank Australia, The Australian Red Cross and WWF.
A contribution to Tennis Australia’s ‘Aces for Bushfire Relief’ initiative running throughout the Australian Open.
In addition, other support being provided includes:
Deployed specialised mobile ATMs at Bairnsdale Oval and other local centres to enable access to cash.
Extra cash provisions for ATMs in communities bordering regions affected by fires.
Deployed specialised mobile ATMs at Bairnsdale Oval and other local centers to enable access to cash.ices.