Lander & Rogers announced today that it will offer permanent staff an extra day of annual leave in 2020 to visit fire-affected towns.
As communities across the country deal with the physical and economic impact of the bushfire crisis, supporting local businesses has become critical in the effort to renew and rebuild. Lander & Rogers staff can use their extra day of leave in 2020 to take a long weekend or day trip to visit a fire-affected community and help spur economic recovery where it's needed most.
"We're deeply saddened by the enormous economic challenges being faced by fire-affected communities. Many of our people, their families and friends have been impacted by the ongoing bushfires across the country," said Genevieve Collins, Chief Executive Partner at Lander & Rogers.
"We want to encourage everyone to take the opportunity to directly support local businesses, shop owners, cafes, restaurants, hotels and other accommodation providers as they recover and rebuild in the months ahead."
Lander & Rogers is committed to providing ongoing assistance to communities in bushfire-affected areas. The firm has made an initial donation of $100,000 to the Australian Red Cross Relief & Recovery Appeal, WIRES NSW and Wildlife Victoria. Other initiatives have included:
- Taking part in the Government's Business for Bushfires Recovery program to hold meetings, events and other business activities in fire-affected areas over the next 6 to 18 months.
- Providing pro bono legal assistance through Justice Connect and the firm's First Nations partners.
- Launching a workplace giving appeal for donations
- Providing toiletries to Foodbank for people displaced by the bushfires.