First National Real Estate Pope Nitschke, through the First National Foundation, has joined the Red Cross in its appeal for all Australians to be prepared for a disaster as part of the inaugural Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Week, being run from 17-21 September.
“Australia is prone to disasters of all kinds, especially over the Summer and wet seasons, which is why it is critical that people make the effort to protect what is probably the biggest financial commitment they make in their lives, their homes,” David Nitschke said.
“Not to mention the emotional attachment they have developed for many of the personal and sentimental items housed inside.
“As agents, we see what home owners go through to purchase a home, and we believe it is an essential that we involve ourselves in any means available to help them protect it.
“Which is why we value our partnership with the Red Cross so much. It affords us the opportunity to give back to the communities where we live and work, as well as be involved in activities that can make a huge difference to our clients.”
All staff at First National Real Estate Pope Nitschke are being encouraged to review their own REDiplans, and assist clients where they can to do the same during the national week.
“This is exactly the type of thing the First National Foundation has been set up for. To support communities across Australia where it is needed,” Mr Nitschke said.
“Preparedness Week is designed to focus attention on this piece of strategic asset protection planning which has the potential to affect all Australians.
“Red Cross has made it easy with a range of resources built around helping people to be better prepared to reduce the impacts of an emergency such as bushfires, flooding, cyclones and hurricanes.
“Despite so many large scale disasters in Australia in recent years, people still believe it won’t happen to them, and a week like this brings home just how vulnerable everyone is.
“Disasters don’t discriminate, and nor does First National Foundation. The only way to protect yourself and minimise the impact of a disaster is to be ready by making sure you have an appropriate plan in place.
“Let us put you first and help you prepare for a disaster.”