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.
As these communities begin down the long road to recovery, we know they will need a range of on-the-ground responses to help them recover and rebuild.
Our donation on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland
Hand Heart Pocket is today announcing a $50,000 donation to GIVIT, on behalf of our Members, to support recovery efforts for Tara and other Queensland communities impacted by bushfires. 100% of this $50,000 donation will go to helping affected residents rebuild their lives.
Our ongoing partnership with GIVIT means we can respond quickly on behalf of our Members, no matter when or where disasters occur across Queensland.
We have funds put aside for any further disaster recovery efforts that may be required during the summer, so we are well-positioned to be able to give quickly should disaster strike again.
If you would like to join the efforts to help people affected by these disasters in Tara and across the State, you can also donate funds directly to GIVIT, through the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal. 100% of your donation will go directly to people affected by bushfires.
Three ways you can donate
Donate via credit card
To donate via Credit Card or PayPal, go to the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal page on the GIVIT website and enter your details. Remember to include the reference HHP23 in the comment box.
Donate via cheque
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
Donate via direct deposit
Please email GIVIT on firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide their account details. Please include the reference HHP23.
A tax receipt will be auto-generated for all online donations. However, for direct deposit donations and cheques, please send GIVIT an email at email@example.com 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. 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.
Photo: Our partnership with GIVIT means we can respond quickly on behalf of our Members, no matter when or where disasters occur across Queensland.