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LJ Hooker Helps Bushfire Recovery

On Jan 15 2013
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  • TAS
  • Residential Property


LJ Hooker is providing immediate assistance to Tasmanians affected by the devastating bushfires, ...

LJ Hooker is providing immediate assistance to Tasmanians affected by the devastating bushfires, with a $5,000 donation to the Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal coordinated by the Red Cross.

 

The fires came dangerously close to its real estate office in Bicheno last week, which saw five privately owned homes and 10 holiday lettings destroyed.

 

LJ Hooker Bicheno franchise owners Robert and Ely Evans said the fires were just five kilometres from the office and it was sheer luck the wind changed direction at the last minute.

 

Mr Evans said he’s never before been through anything as fierce as the bushfires however remained calm having great confidence in the fire fighters and their support crews.

 

“They did a tremendous job,” he said.

 

Georg Chmiel, LJ Hooker CEO, said LJ Hooker is committed to supporting Australian communities in need with its direct donation to the relief fund.

 

“Our LJ Hooker network of offices is like a big family who will naturally do what they can to support each other. In addition to the immediate donation we will also be collecting funds from our offices around the country,” he said.

 

“We hope our contribution, and that of other Australian corporations, goes some way in easing the suffering of those affected and in rebuilding their homes, and their lives.”

 

Tasmania’s fires have been described as the worst in almost half a century, burning more than 110,000 hectares across the island state, with more than 130 homes destroyed.

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