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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre named disaster relief centre
MCEC provides transition assistance to evacuated community members
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre became a disaster relief centre on Saturday, 4th January.Peter King, Chief Executive, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre said:
"We have all been shocked and saddened by the devastating bushfires that are affecting so much of our country. Like all Australians, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has a desire to help in any way possible. MCEC will become a disaster relief centre on Saturday 4 January, providing transition assistance to affected community members from Mallacoota in East Gippsland, including access to food, water, medical support and important disaster relief services.
We will continue to work with City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and Victoria Police to provide as much assistance as we can during this time. Our thoughts go out to those who have been affected by these catastrophic events.
We appreciate members of the public may wish to assist through the donation of goods and services. MCEC is not equipped to facilitate these offers and we respectfully request community members wishing to assist, contact the dedicated authorities."
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