With so much devastation caused by the recent floods up and down the East Coast, we wanted to suggest some helpful ways we can help those in need.
While we all want to help in different ways it is important to find out exactly what is needed, so charities don’t become overwhelmed with items that aren’t needed.
The NSW and Queensland governments say if you want to donate items, head to the GIVIT website. It’s a portal where those affected can list and request exactly what they need.
You can donate to one of the many registered charities who are collecting donations and offering practical and financial assistance, some are suggested below:
The Red Cross NSW Floods Appeal to help people and communities affected by the floods. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and will be allocated towards disaster relief including practical and financial assistance. The Red Cross says it won’t deduct more than 10 per cent of your donation to cover their own operating and admin costs. Click here to make a donation.
The St Vincent De Paul Society has also launched a Floods Appeal to help communities affected by floods. Click here to donate.
Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief charity, is calling for financial donations so they can provide food and water to those affected. Foodbank says a $35 donation can provide a family with an emergency hamper containing essential food items and drinking water. Donate here.
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Other ways you can help:
Donate bedding or blankets for animals at RSPCA shelters – RSPCA NSW is calling for donations of beddings or blankets to their shelters, to help animals affected by the storms and floods.
Donate blood – The Australian Red Cross is also calling for blood donations. “With so many affected by flooding in New South Wales, we need your help so that blood supplies don’t drop to critical levels.”
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this disaster.