IGA all the way with the CFA
WHAT a difference a day makes at IGA.
Personnel representing CFA brigades across the district were at Michael’s Supa IGA in Leongatha on Thursday morning to receive cheques from the supermarket’s Community Chest benefits program.
Had the handover been scheduled for the day before, with the whole state on high alert with temperatures soaring beyond 40 degrees, it would have been postponed.
All hands were on deck with CFA teams on call and the Incident Control Centre in Leongatha fully manned by a management team of 20 people.
Michael’s Supa IGA store manager Chris O’Leary’s handover of funds was a timely reminder of the close knits that keep us safe when confronted by one threat or another, in this case the danger of bushfire.
The supermarket donated cheques totalling $2907.36 to the five CFAs thanks to supporting customers purchasing Community Chest lines.
Carly Hurst of the Leongatha South CFA said the $169.53 would help finish off the facility’s breathing apparatus room.
She said, “On behalf of the Leongatha South CFA I would like to thank all of the staff at IGA as every dollar helps.”
Andrew Kay of Leongatha CFA said, “IGA is always helpful to us in so many ways including the regular sausage sizzles we hold in front of the store.”
Their colleagues from Ruby and Pound Creek were just as thankful for the tremendous contribution IGA makes to the CFA, and therefore, to the whole community.
Allen Archbold of the Pound Creek CFA said it was thanks to IGA’s continued support over many years that equipment has been purchased, such as a diesel engine that fills three tankers at the same time and in three minutes.
“This equipment is vital in protecting the community from fire,” he said.
Nationally, IGA’s community chest program has raised over $70 million.
The money is raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label such as the IGA Signature range.
The Signature range has been developed by sourcing Australian made where possible and benchmarking every product to ensure its quality.
With an extensive range including tasty treats, snacks and meal options to household necessities and toiletries, the IGA Community Chest logo signifies that with every IGA Signature product sold, two cents is donated to IGA Community Chest.
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