The weeks and months ahead are going to be extremely difficult for our fellow Queenslanders who have been impacted by bushfires.
Queensland is battling bushfires on many fronts, with some 60 active fires across the state as of this morning and 85 homes destroyed in South-West Queensland alone.
Hand Heart Pocket is working closely with our disaster relief partner, GIVIT to understand the level of need and how we can help.
We expect to make an initial donation to GIVIT next week, on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland and will allocate additional funds that we can draw on over the Summer as situations arise across the state.
Our partnership with GIVIT means we can respond quickly on behalf of our Members no matter when or where disasters occur across Queensland.
Our donation will fund basic essentials like vouchers for clothing, groceries and fuel in the immediate aftermath.
If you would like to join in the efforts to help those affected, you can also donate funds to GIVIT. 100% of your donation will go directly to people affected by this natural disaster through trusted community organisations on the ground.
Being so close to Christmas, your support would be much appreciated.
You can donate online here: https://www.givit.org.au/donate-funds via credit card and PayPal. Remember to include the reference HHP23.
If you need assistance to donate to GIVIT, please reach out to HHP’s team on 07 3493 6000.
To donate via direct deposit, please email GIVIT on info@GIVIT.org.au who will provide their account details.
Cheques can be made out 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
A tax receipt will be auto-generated for all online donations. However, for direct deposit donations and cheques, please send GIVIT an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a tax receipt.
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.