The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) is a registered charity that was established in 1978 to provide immediate short-term funds to Gippslanders affected by natural disaster events. It is completely funded by donations from businesses, community groups and individuals. Run by volunteers, all donations are returned to the community.
One of the first responses we have to a bushfire, flood or storm disaster that affects our community, is “how can I help?”. Donating to GERF means that your donation can be used to provide immediate financial assistance to Gippslanders when they urgently need it.
In almost 30 years, GERF has readily distributed funds to Gippsland residents who have lost their homes or had their property damaged by a bushfire, flood or storm event.
GERF is a registered charity (No. 66660282945) and is run by volunteers with all donations returned to the community.