The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation has recently distributed funds from its Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund to two families affected by the storm and flooding which hit Karkoo, Yeelanna and Cummins in January this year.

Foundation Chair Garry Downey said “We sincerely thank those people who donated so generously to the EP Disaster Fund between February and May to assist with the ongoing recovery from the January storm damage. The Fund is an opportunity for all in the community to help others when the need arises, whether donations are small or large”.

The Eyre Peninsula Disaster Fund is a permanent fund with tax deductible status, designed to respond when unexpected crisis situations occur on Eyre Peninsula.

Foundation Chair Garry Downey said “The support we are able to provide at this very difficult time is so important to the families involved. They really appreciate the kindness of the community in helping to get their lives back on track. And the Foundation is pleased to facilitate  this”.

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation carefully manages a growing base of donated funds and works with philanthropic and other partners to ensure the best possible value and impact from each of its community projects, regional student advancement and home hospice services on Eyre Peninsula. The Foundation is supported by the invaluable work of the Book Bazaar volunteers and committed administrative staff.

For more information about donating to, or partnering with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation call 0400 685 520 or email

Photo – Chair Garry Downey