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Keno supports communities impacted by the bushfires with $100,000 donation to Team Rubicon Australia

Keno supports communities impacted by the bushfires with $100,000 donation to Team Rubicon Australia

3 December 2019

Communities across New South Wales devastated by recent bushfires will receive additional support from Team Rubicon Australia thanks to a $100,000 donation from Keno.

The donation, made on Tuesday 3 December, will help Team Rubicon Australia expand its assistance in cleaning up and rebuilding communities, particularly those communities who have lost property in Northern New South Wales.

A not-for-profit organisation, Team Rubicon Australia unites the skills and experiences of Australian Defence Force veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams where they’re needed.

Team Rubicon has a history of helping those in need with recent operations in response to the Townsville floods, Tathra bushfire, and drought-affected communities in Queensland and New South Wales.

Team Rubicon Australia CEO Geoff Evans said Keno donation would help its tribe of volunteers help more Australians tackling the difficult job of rebuilding their communities.

“Team Rubicon Australia volunteers are affectionately known as ‘Greyshirts’ because of the uniform they wear. If a region has been struck by disaster, you will likely see a Greyshirts in there helping where we can,” he said.

“Our focus at the moment is to focus on the communities that have lost infrastructure like homes, sheds, machinery and fence lines. We have ex-military men and women, first responders and like-minded civilians who are highly skilled ready to deploy in the worst-hit areas”

“I’m beyond thankful to Keno for this donation to assist we are doing to help these communities rebuild.

“If everyone pitches in, we can make a big difference to those Aussies in times of disaster.”

Keno General Manager Terry Fowler said Australians had been in awe of those tackling the recent bushfires and helping communities recover.

“Many people have lost their homes and their livelihoods, but by supporting an amazing organisation like Team Rubicon Australia we hope to do what we can to help these communities get back on their feet,” he said.

“Anyone who has seen Team Rubicon Australia and its volunteers at work would describe them as nothing short of inspirational. When communities are in need after a natural disaster, they are there using their enormous skills and expertise.”

“Keno is in clubs and hotels across the eastern seaboard, in communities big and small.These clubs and hotels often act as hubs for the community, particularly in times of crisis.That’s why we want to play our part and supporting Team Rubicon Australia is one way we can do that.”

Keno is a fun game played at more than 3,400 clubs and pubs across Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria.

More information about Team Rubicon Australia is available at www.teamrubiconaus.org.

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