IMB Bank has announced immediate support for bushfire-ravaged communities on the NSW South Coast and Southern Highlands through a $100,000 contribution from its Community Foundation.
IMB has pledged $50,000 to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal and $50,000 to community groups on the South Coast of NSW.
This support is in addition to IMB's comprehensive Disaster Relief Package available for fire-affected customers.
IMB is also providing emergency relief grants for those customers most affected.
"IMB Bank has long been a part of the communities in the South Coast and Southern Highlands," said IMB Bank CEO, Robert Ryan. "The recent bushfires have been catastrophic for these communities.
"We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have lost so much, and acknowledge the tremendous work of emergency responders. "At times like these, it is very important to come together and do what we can to help the recovery process."
IMB Bank is urging fire-affected members who are in financial hardship to contact the organisation for further information about the Disaster Relief Package.
"We encourage our members to visit their local branch or call us on 133 462 to discuss their situation and we will do whatever we can to assist," Mr Ryan said.
IMB Members can go to www.imb.com.au/bushfireassistance to:
"Vinnies Bushfire Appeal really resonates with the entire IMB family, as the Appeal is able to guarantee that all donated funds will be channelled directly to the immediate and ongoing recovery of the communities in the NSW South Coast and Southern Highlands regions."
Finally, Mr Ryan encouraged all not-for-profit community groups to apply for IMB Bank Community Foundation funding in 2020.
"The Foundation supports grassroots projects that help our communities to thrive, and in 2020 $50,000 has been earmarked directly for South Coast/Highland projects."
IMB Bank Community Foundation applications close on February 28, 2020. Community groups should visit https://www.imb.com.au/community to apply.