Local koalas could soon well be without their saviour if something isn’t done quickly to save Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown’s rescue vehicle.
This is the latest in a string of volunteer-run groups severely crippled by COVID 19.
A year ago, the group’s founder Ricardo Lonza started a small business Macarthur Lawn Services, to help fund his activities as a wildlife activist.
“But with no work until 30th July at this stage, business has been lost, appointments cancelled so therefore the vehicle cannot be paid for,” said Carla-Maree Simmons who has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser.
The finance company has helped by giving Ricardo a 3 month grace period for payments. If this deadline cannot be met the vehicle will be repossessed and there will no longer be a wildlife rescue vehicle for Macarthur.
“To keep the rescue vehicle going and to keep the wildlife routine checks going as well as rescues, car payments for the vehicle need to happen, so Ricardo’s vehicle really needs help in being saved,” Ms Simmons said.
A former Campbelltown Citizen of the Year, Ricardo gives his time 24/7 to help Macarthur’s wildlife and does much to help the community where needed. To help keep the recue vehicle on the road, go to https://gofund.me/1aa36fec