Stories from the road to recovery

From camping gear to cat food, Sallianne has what you need


Sallianne with volunteers from the Turramurra Sikh Temple in Mogo. Photo Credit: Fire Fund Team.

When the town of Mogo needed a champion, Sallianne McClelland and her truck were ready.

Mogo is a historic gold rush-era town in New South Wales, best known for its arts and its zoo, with a population of just 300 people.

It was among the many communities devastated by the bushfires that have ravaged the state, as well as Victoria and South Australia.

In the midst of the turmoil after the fires, Sallianne sprang into action.

She wasted no time organising a group called ’Mobilise for Mogo’ to collect supplies for the town.

And she had everything. Meals. Cat food. Camping gear. Baby formula. You name it, it was in that truck. Labelled and ready to go.


Unloading supplies for Mogo. Photo Credit: Fire Fund Team.

Minderoo Foundation visited Mogo days after the blaze swept through to give support to victims coming to grips with their loss and find out what they need for the recovery and rebuild effort.

It was our privilege to meet champions on the ground like Sallianne. With her pink hair, we couldn’t miss her.

On the ground we met other volunteers, from organisations across the country, that had come to Mogo to lend a hand. You can count on Aussies in times of crisis.

We saw the fantastic work being done for immediate emergency relief. And the rebuild has begun. Mogo will get its mojo back.

Minderoo is mobilising and funding volunteers who can provide support on the ground. 

Bushfire affected communities need helping hands from all over the country to move along the road to recovery.  

Together with local and government agencies, Minderoo Foundation seeks to help regional towns and communities. 

We ask you to join us in helping Australia rebuild. Visit Fire and Flood Resilience.

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