Help provide support through our community partner GIVIT, who is coordinating disaster recovery efforts in communities impacted by bushfires this disaster season.
The devastating fires affecting the Western Downs community of Tara have heralded a long hot summer, and the heightened risk of further bushfires for communities across the State. The Tara community is still coming to terms with the aftermath of the recent fires, having lost 56 homes. Many residents are displaced and need support with basic essentials. A number of other people lost their homes in fires in parts of The Tablelands, in the State’s Far North and in the Gladstone region. Hand Heart Pocket has already contributed $50,000 to our partner GIVIT, on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland so that disaster recovery support can be provided to affected communities across the state. You too can give today through the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal: Donations as little as $20 can help to provide clothing, fuel or grocery vouchers.
Give online here using your credit card or PayPal: https://www.givit.org.au/appeals/givit-together/hand-heart-pocket-disaster-relief-appeal
Give via direct deposit: Please email GIVIT on email@example.com to request their account details.
Include the reference HHP23.
Give via cheque to: GIVIT Listed Ltd. Please include the reference HHP23 on the back of the cheque. Then post the cheque to: GIVIT Listed Ltd
PO Box 1080 Milton QLD 4064
Frequently asked questions
Q: Can I make a donation over the phone?
A: GIVIT provides an online platform for credit card and PayPal donations. You can also donate by cheque or contact GIVIT to obtain their direct deposit details to donate at a bank branch. If you need assistance to donate to GIVIT, please reach out to HHP’s team on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 3493 6000 during business hours.
Q: During this disaster can I get Dollars 4 Dollars for my local community organisation?
A: Our disaster relief partnership with GIVIT is designed to provide immediate assistance to people who need it most. When a disaster strikes in Queensland, we will make a special donation to that community on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland through GIVIT. So there is no need for Lodges to raise funds to be matched through Dollars 4 Dollars. To ensure your local community can benefit through GIVIT, get your local community organisation to find out if they are eligible for support through GIVIT and register in advance. It’s free to register through www.givit.org.au/sign-up
Q: Can we donate as a Lodge?
A: Yes. If you are able to financially support GIVIT’s disaster relief and recovery efforts, you can donate to our Appeal. Remember to use the HHP23 reference when donating, either individually or as a Lodge.
If you know someone impacted by these bushfires please encourage them to seek support through their local community organisations which will be equipped to get them the assistance they need.
Check if your local community organisation is registered with GIVIT. If not encourage them to see if they are eligible, so that support made possible by our partnership with GIVIT can flow through to people in your community, in their time of need. Registration is free. Go to: www.givit.org.au/sign-up
GIVIT is a non-profit organisation that connects donors with community organisations – through their online-donation platform – to make sure people and communities get exactly what they need, when they need it, whether it be for immediate disaster relief or longer-term recovery from a disaster event or other circumstances creating hardship.
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