In the wake of the devastating Australian bushfires, Scott Pape takes us on a journey of recovery.
This exclusive LifeStyle special will follow the Barefoot Investor as he joins the bushfire recovery effort. In the hour-long program, Scott visits fire-affected communities who are on a mission to rebuild their lives.
A bushfire survivor himself, this is something very close to Scott's heart. Back in 2014, Scott and his wife Liz suffered their own loss as their family home was burned down in the bushfires that scorched Romsey, Victoria. Since he knows the pain of having to rebuild firsthand, he hopes to assist people on the ground by becoming a financial counsellor in the recovery effort.
“Financial counsellors help put people back in control of their money, which is an essential part of the road to recovery for bushfire survivors. Many are traumatised and grief-stricken and yet we expect them to make the most critical of decisions, which can affect the rest of their lives. What they need is a financial counsellor, who is independent of the banks and insurers, and works with the community to help get them back on their feet – and back in control.
“It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey to be on. It gives meaning and purpose to what I’ve been through to have the privilege of helping people through this bushfire crisis," Scott said.
We will get to hear about Scott's personal story of overcoming the tragedy of bushfire and also bear witness to inspirational stories of how local heroes emerge to help rebuild their communities.
Watch Road to Recovery with Scott Pape Wednesday, March 11 at 8.30pm or On Demand