WA's IGA grocers have started a fundraising campaign to help those affected by the devastating bushfires in Perth’s Hills districts.
The campaign was kicked off with a $50,000 donation from the IGA Community Chest Fund.
Independent retailers are making it easy for customers to make their own donations at IGA stores throughout WA.
Donations will be collected through the cash register when customers buy groceries with the money going directly to the Lord Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Customers simply tell checkout staff the amount they would like to donate and then make the donation in cash or through their credit card.
The amount will be printed on their checkout receipt.
IGA general manager (WA) Paul Slaughter said all IGA stores would accept donations.
“Dozens of WA families have been left with nothing and need both time and money to rebuild their homes and businesses," he said.
“Through our Community Chest Fund we have supported both Queenslanders and Carnarvon flood victims. But we can’t just stop there. Now even more Western Australians are in dire need and require immediate help.
“The Hills fires are right in our city’s backyard and we wanted to respond as quickly as possible and support the locals."