Because it could be you!

Wakefield Community Emergency Fund

The efforts of the emergency fund had a humble beginning in 2009. A few people recognised the power of giving of this small community and organised occasional events to help out people in urgent need. The fund got recognised and the need and demand grew. Eventually, the organisers felt that a sustainable fund was required to be in a position to provide immediate assistance for basic necessities of life to those in need, and avoid fundraising fatigue. A Board was created with a clear mission, values and funding criteria, and the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund was born from these efforts in 2009. Thanks to the generosity of the general public and local business, over $30,000 is provided to local families facing emergencies annually. This support, “by you” The Community, has enabled the organisation to be effective in providing emergency financial support quickly and effectively when the need arises.

The Board of Directors

Andree Grand-Maitre, Charlie Landreville, Leigh Irvine, Bob Crawford and Gail Vent