Innovative Bush Fire Appeal Applauded as Single Mother Receives Instant Aid.
- Mother and daughter relocated by Instarent
- Innovative solution receives ovation from industry experts
- Instarent seeks to aid more families in need while assisting landlord contributions
With more than 2,170 homes effected by the bushfires, communities have been torn apart and many people have been left in limbo with no home. Smoke from the bushfires has wreaked havoc with air quality in Sydney reaching hazardous levels. Health practitioners are warning the public that being outside in Australia’s largest city is the equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes - in a single day.
Australian Tech Start-up, Instarent is committed to help families affected by the bushfires. The property rental platform in recent weeks has reached out to landlords with vacant properties to assist those affected by the bushfires.
Hornsby resident Daniella and her three-year-old daughter Luciana who has a respiratory condition were affected by the fires when their home with no air conditioning was plagued in cloudy black smoke.
After applying for a property that was no longer vacant and explaining her story to the Instarent support team, Daniella was offered housing by Instarent.
“Her story touched us, we understand how hard it is putting up with such conditions, but having a child amplifies the situation and that’s what made us think ‘we have the resources to do something!” Instarent CEO Aj Chand said in a recent interview.
“Our start-up has a moral obligation to help communities affected by the fires across Australia.”
Daniella and her daughter Luciana were placed into a newly furnished apartment in the suburb of Alexandria in Sydney’s inner city.
“Luciana suffers from asthma and I’m very worried.” Daniella wrote on social media prior to being relocated from their Hornsby home.
Sydney’s poor air quality has been labelled as ‘a public health emergency’ with individuals being advised to restrict their time spent outside. Hazardous air pollution levels are linked to impaired lung development in children, asthma, heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.
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