Australia Post is accepting donations for Red Cross QLD and NSW Floods Appeal in participating post offices across the country to support communities in Queensland and northern New South Wales affected by intense flooding.
The funds raised will help Australian Red Cross provide humanitarian support to flood-affected communities by deploying specialist emergency volunteers, providing important psychological first aid and support at evacuation centers, and helping affected residents get in touch with their loved ones.
Nicky Tracey, head of community at Australia Post, said, “This is an extremely emotional time and our thoughts are with the many people and communities impacted by the devastation of these floods. I want to recognize and give my heartfelt thanks to all our team members on the ground playing a critical support role and also to the emergency services and volunteers who are working so hard to support people in these areas.”
Garry Page, the acting director of Australian programs at Red Cross, added, “Record rainfall has created a huge demand for Red Cross support. Our staff and volunteers have rallied to meet this demand, in some cases in spite of the fact they have faced flood damage and isolation involving their own homes and families.
“Funds raised from the floods appeal will help Red Cross to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian support to people across flood-devastated communities. Our disaster relief assistance takes many forms, with volunteers and staff helping with evacuations, relief centers and outreach, and supporting people and communities to recover from these floods and to build resilience to disasters.”