Liberty announced today it has donated $250,000 towards supporting people and communities affected by the bushfires.
Liberty Chief executive James Boyle said the heart of the Liberty team was heavy with the tragedy and devastating destruction caused by the bushfires.
“We are grateful to all the volunteers and emergency services personnel who are taking great risk to fight fires in order to save lives and homes. We know that without their heroic efforts the toll on our communities and our native animals would be much higher.
Mr Boyle said for Liberty the safety and wellbeing of customers was first and foremost. “We will do whatever we can to help customers who are dealing with the aftermath of the fires."
Liberty made its donation to Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, arming their emergency teams with resources to provide a wide range of disaster support measures.
We are conscious that the road to recovery can be a long one for communities affected by disasters, and this donation will help provide immediate and practical assistance including psychological first aid and shelter.
The Disaster Relief and Recovery fund also covers the cost of volunteer training, equipment and transport as well as the coordination effort to ensure help is where the community needs it most.
Mr Boyle said Liberty was encouraging its community of staff, family, customers and business partners to join in support of the cause. To this end it will match contributions up to a further $100,000.
“The message to our customers is that we are here to help, just call us.”
Liberty’s strategic mortgage protection insurance partner, ALI Group has also joined the cause. ALI Group has also pledged a minimum of $50,000 to support volunteer and emergency fire service organisations.