Batemans Bay Church responding to Bushfire

Chris McCaul from Batemans Bay Uniting Church shares her experience of the bushfires and how her church helped their community:
(previously published in the Canberra Region Presbytery Newsletter)

We were woken at 6am on Tuesday 31 December 2019, by RFS message to evacuate as the fires were approaching. After packing and filling the gutters with water we left for the evacuation centre at Hanging Rock. We parked on the soccer fields and watched as the helicopter kept coming to fill up with water from the beach, at an alarming rate. He stopped to drop two bucket loads on a spot fire on the opposite side of the footy oval. Then quickly went back to his work, presumably Catalina, as he wasn’t gone very long before returning to fill up again. Disappearing into thick smoke every couple of minutes…

Read more: https://www.unitingearth.org.au/2020/05/29/black-summer

Produced by Uniting Earth
UCA NSW/ACT

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