Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the severe weather events in South-east Queensland. This rain event has caused devastation for thousands of households so far and we are not out of the woods yet. The event spans 17 local government areas and is going to require a mammoth recovery effort.
Following discussions with our disaster relief partner, GIVIT, about the level of need on the ground, we are donating $80,000 towards relief efforts on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland.
GIVIT will distribute 100% of this donation to trusted community organisations on the ground, making sure people and communities affected by this natural disaster get exactly what they need, when they need it, in the days and weeks ahead.
Community support at this time is crucial and we know our Members want to be part of that support so individuals don’t have to face this recovery challenge alone.
Our new partnership with GIVIT means we can respond quickly on behalf of our Members no matter when or where disasters occur across Queensland.
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 voucher for essentials, like food, fuel and clothing for people in need. 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: https://www.givit.org.au/appeals/givit-together/hand-heart-pocket-disaster-relief-appeal
Donations can be made via credit card or paypal. Remember to include the reference HHP or the number 22. To donate via direct deposit please use the details below.
Account Name: GIVIT Listed Ltd
BSB: 034 064
Account Number: 293 485
Reference: HHP or the number 22
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.