Volunteers support fire affected communities in a time of crisis

Community Spirit: Kaley Felice with donated goods and handcrafted hygiene packs which have been given to over 500 firefighters on Kangaroo Island.
Community Spirit: Kaley Felice with donated goods and handcrafted hygiene packs which have been given to over 500 firefighters on Kangaroo Island.

Thousands of community members across the Fleurieu and the South Coast have been rallying behind calls to support those affected by fires in the Adelaide Hills and on Kangaroo Island.

Victor Harbor woman Kaley Felice is one such individual who heeded the call and began cooking meals in December for those affected in Cudlee Creek.

Since then, and with the support of innumerable other individuals, groups and businesses, she has started a local movement and has continually been supplying food, water and hygiene packs to those battling fires across the state.

Her home is filled with generous donations which have continued to flood in from those looking to make a difference.

"My original goal was to get a single car load of goods to those affected in Cudlee Creek on December 22," said Ms Felice.

"As the admin of the Victor Harbor Buy Swap Sell Facebook group, I put up a post and the donations have just continued to roll in ever since.

"I've had so much help from so many people, whether it's been through donations, help in the kitchen and through the packaging of hygiene kits of which we have now produced over 500.

"Credit has to go to the amazing people across the Fleurieu who have been so generous with their time and money."

On any given day, Kaley and an army of passionate volunteers, often numbering over 30, can be found cooking in the kitchen and assembling care packages at Impact Church in Victor Harbor, who have generously donated their facilities to the cause.

Kaley and her fellow volunteers have also been supporting affected stock, having already transported much needed feed to the Hills and KI.

To get involved through volunteering or to make a donation, contact Kaley via Facebook or visit the Victor Harbor Buy Swap Sell page.