After discussions with our disaster relief partner GIVIT about the level of need on the ground in the wake of the recent Wide Bay-Burnett floods, we are donating $20,000 for the relief efforts on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland.
100% of this donation will go directly to people affected by this natural disaster through trusted community organisations on the ground.
The Freemasons of Queensland have a long history of working together to support Queenslanders affected by natural disasters. Our partnership with GIVIT is supporting communities right now who are in need. You can add to this contribution by donating through the Hand Heart Pocket GIVIT Together Disaster Relief Appeal, if you can.
The funds you donate will help GIVIT and local community organisations to provide vouchers for those affected, to address immediate needs, like food, clothing and fuel. Many have lost the food that they had, others are having to drive further to get help, with many roads still being cut off. Others urgently need to buy new clothing.
This approach provides dignity to those affected, giving them choice. It also means funds are spent as locally as possible, helping local businesses.
How to donate
You can donate directly to GIVIT online using this link: www.givit.org.au/hand-heart-pocket-disaster-relief-appeal
Donations can be made via credit card or paypal. To donate via direct deposit please use the details below and remember to include the reference HHP
Account Name: GIVIT Listed Ltd
BSB: 034 064
Account Number: 293 485
A tax receipt will be auto-generated for all online donations. However, for direct deposit donations, please send GIVIT an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a tax receipt.
Do you know someone impacted by this weather event?
Please encourage anyone you know who is impacted to seek support through their local community organisations that will be equipped to get them the assistance they need.
Is your community prepared? Are your local community organisations registered with GIVIT?
Don’t wait till disaster strikes. If your local community organisation is not registered with GIVIT, encourage them to do so quickly so that donations can flow through to people in your community when they need it. Registration is free through www.givit.org.au/need-help. Please contact the HHP team if we can assist you to get your local community organisations registered to receive donations through GIVIT.
GIVIT is a non-profit organisation that connects donors with 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 a disaster event.