Mopping up Queensland has begun, and flood-ravaged communities have been warned of heartache to come during their journey to recovery.
The State Government has kicked off a flood appeal with a donation of $200,000, as well as providing information on how you can support the families and organisations affected by the flood.
Services include: the Australian Red Cross Society, The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul’s North Queensland Flood Appeal and My Cause’s North Queensland Disaster Appeal have been listed as the predominant charities raising funds to assist the regions affected.
GIVIT, a national not-for-profit, offers a platform for individuals to list exactly what goods they need during the recovery phase of the flood. As the only reliable source of what is needed when it’s needed, the organisation’s program is the most responsive during this period. Items including uniform polo shirts for deployed volunteer teams, fridges, food, and beds have been listed by those who have lost everything in the deluge.
GIVIT also accepts monetary donations where the funds are spent on urgently needed items purchased from businesses in the disaster-affected area to assist in the recovery of the local economy.