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FPA to launch pro bono support program for bushfire impacted Australians

Call for FPA members to sign up to provide support

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is in the process of establishing a pro bono program where members can volunteer their time to help Australians impacted by the bushfires rebuild financially.

As Emergency Services continue to battle the bushfires throughout several states, the FPA understands that individuals and families are struggling during this difficult time. Once the bushfires have been extinguished, many Australians will need to rebuild their lives and for many, this will include significant financial pressures.

Dante De Gori CFP®, Chief Executive Officer of the FPA, said “The FPA community supported those who suffered in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and we want to offer our support again. Our members have lifelong relationships with some of the people impacted by the bushfires. We will be offering whatever aid we can to help rebuild and recover.”

FPA members that are interested being part of this pro bono program should contact the FPA to get more information by emailing [email protected].

In addition, for members who have been directly impacted by the bushfires, free, confidential support via FPA Wellbeing is available. FPA Wellbeing offers support by telephone, face to face and online platforms. There is also a critical incident and major events resource kit available, which includes information on how to support yourself and others impacted.

The process for applying for pro bono support from FPA members is currently being finalised and will be announced in the coming weeks.