Griffith City Council have launched an appeal to help provide aid to victims of the bushfires in the Snowy Valleys region.
The appeal was launched on Thursday by Griffith mayor John Dal Broi, who said the decision was made to particularly support the Snowy Valleys region due to the area's relationship with Griffith.
"By all intents and purposes, money is coming in [to charities supporting bushfire relief] by the millions," Councillor Dal Broi said.
"Ours is probably just a bit of a drop but it will be going to one of - not our direct neighbours - but certainly in the Snowy Valleys, where we do have some affinity with it.
"That's where Burrinjuck Dam is and Blowering [Dam is] and if we can be of some assistance with some funds to help the victims there, then it's an enormous satisfaction to me and to the council and our community."
Cr Dal Broi said the appeal was in line with other councils in the region opting to help raise funds and it reflected the stance of the community, who have been helping in a number of ways to help support bushfire victims.
"There are many RFS members who have gone up there [to the Snowy Valleys] and are helping to fight fires which is an absolute fantastic effort," Cr Dal Broi said.
"They are volunteers and I just take my hat off to them."
Council general manager Brett Stonestreet said council will also be reaching out to affected communities to see what other assistance the city can offer.
"We may be able to assist with practical solutions such as providing additional labour," Mr Stonestreet said.
The appeal is looking for cash donations in order to help provide short-term assistance for bushfire victims while they rebuild their homes and you can donate in person at the council administration building on Benerembah Street or by donating to a specific account set up for the appeal which can be found here.
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