$150,000 donated on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland to help our disaster-affected communities recover this summer

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Hand Heart Pocket has responded quickly each time disaster has struck over the summer, with $150,000 now donated on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland to our disaster response partner GIVIT since December 2023.  

Our response includes: 

– $100,000 in disaster assistance in North and Far North Queensland, after Tropical Cyclone Jasper and Tropical Cyclone Kirrily; and  

– $50,000 to support recovery from the severe SEQ Storms over the Christmas period.  

100% of these donations have gone directly from GIVIT to disaster-affected households, helping with: 

– Immediate needs – vouchers for food, clothing, medication, school supplies, fuel vouchers to run generators, and  

– Recovery – helping people with longer-term needs, such as replacing essential household furniture and whitegoods, clothing, school supplies and uniforms. 

How you can get involved in supporting the recovery efforts 

Donate to the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeals 

If you would like to join the efforts to help Queenslanders affected by these disasters, you can donate funds directly to GIVIT, through the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeals.  

100% of your donation will go directly to people affected by these disasters. 

When donating, please specify which appeal you want your donation to support, using the references provided below: 

– Tropical Cyclones Jasper and Kirrily – use reference HHP FNQ  

– South-East Queensland Storms – use reference HHP SEQ.  

Three ways you can donate 

Donate via credit card 

To donate via Credit Card or PayPal, go to theHand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appealpage on the GIVIT website and enter your details.  

Remember to include the reference HHP FNQ orHHP SEQ (depending on the region you wish to support) in the comment box. 

Donate via cheque 

Cheques can be made out to: GIVIT Listed Ltd 

Please include the reference HHP FNQ orHHP SEQ (depending on the region you wish to support) on the back of the cheque. 

Then post the cheque to:
GIVIT Listed Ltd
PO Box 1080
Milton QLD 4064 

Donate via direct deposit 

Please email GIVIT on info@givit.org.aufor their direct deposit account details 

Please include the reference HHP FNQ orHHP SEQ (depending on the region you wish to support). 

A tax receipt will be auto-generated for all online donations. However, for direct deposit donations and cheques, please send GIVIT an email atinfo@givit.org.au to request a tax receipt. 

Refer affected community members to their local community organisations for assistance 

The road to recovery is long and Members may be aware of affected residents in their regions who still need assistance.  

 Members can refer affected residents to their local community organisations, such as community centres and neighbourhood houses, who will already be registered with GIVIT, and well-placed to help Members and communities access what they need.  

 About GIVIT 

GIVIT is a non-profit organisation that connects generous donors with local community organisations to make sure people and communities get exactly what they need, when they need it – whether they need immediate relief or longer-term recovery from natural disasters or other events causing hardship. As the Queensland Government’s disaster relief co-ordinator, GIVIT has relationships with Councils, local community organisations and other charities, meaning they can respond quickly. 


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