Money is a pretty important thing for most of us.
I'm sure there are those people with more money than they know what to do with, but that's not the majority of us.
So when we spend it, we like to know exactly where it's going.
It then surprises me the shock and horror that surrounds the money by the Facebook fundraising effort that comedian Celeste Barber fronted at the height of the summer bushfire disaster.
The fundraiser page clearly states funds were being raised for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund.
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"Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. Thank you for your support."
It's there in black and white.
Don't know what The Trustee for NSW RFS and Brigades Donations Fund does? A simple google search (it's that easy) will tell you that the funds raised by this charity go back to purchasing equipment for use by the NSW Rural Fire Brigades.
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The appeal came around the same time there was talk about the aging equipment and safety equipment some RFS teams were using to fight the fires.
All seemed like it should be.
But now, after the fundraiser exceeded expectations, lawyers are involved and people are cranky there money isn't going towards the victims and the communities.
Even Celeste Barber didn't seem to realise what she was raising money for. If people wanted to donate to someone who lost their home, or the animals, then they shouldn't have donated elsewhere.
There's currently $52 million sitting there that could be doing a lot of good for the RFS. However, now it's tied up in a legal case who knows when and where they money will go and how long it will be on hold for.
If only those who donated were told where it was going in the first place ... oh wait.
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