Looking for ways to help?
GIVIT is a national, online charity connecting those who have with those need by the simple act of giving. You can donate new and quality, pre-loved goods, and more. It’s the smart way to give to people and communities recovering from an emergency or disaster. Donations made via GIVIT provide critical and immediate support. Visit givit.org.au.
Providing humanitarian support to people and communities affected by the Queensland & New South Wales floods. Based on ongoing needs assessment and amount raised, this support may include disaster relief including practical and financial assistance, and supporting people and communities to recover and to build resilience to disasters. Visit redcross.org.au.
Ready to provide emergency food hampers to thousands of families who have been evacuated from their homes. Visit foodbank.org.au.
Samaritan’s Purse is mobilising their disaster response team for deployment in areas of South East Queensland and northern New South Wales that have been hit with catastrophic flooding to bring immediate relief to hurting families in Jesus’ Name. Visit samaritanspurse.org.au.
The Salvation Army Emergency Services Team and volunteers are in full operation across evacuation centres in QLD and NSW providing meals and emotional support to emergency workers and people escaping from the floodwaters. Visit salvationarmy.org.au.As part of their commitment to supporting people in need, Orange Sky will continue to mobilise available vehicles to help those affected by flooding with access to free laundry services, and in some locations, warm showers. To find out where Orange Sky will be operating, head to the ‘Find a Shift’ page on their website and search ‘CRS’ (Community Recovery Support) at orangesky.org.au
Vinnies are helping to provide the basics for those affected by the floods in Queensland and Northern NSW. When a family evacuate their home in a natural disaster, they often leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Your gift can to Vinnies can provide the immediate comfort and relief of a fresh set of clothing when they have nothing. Vinnies are also helping with emergency food, toiletries and essential household items as well as emergency accomodation. Visit the Vinnies Flood Appeal website.
Looking for non-emergency support?
Personal Hardship Grants are now available through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for eligible flood-affected residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, Gympie, Noosa, Somerset, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast and Gladstone. Residents impacted by severe flooding can now access financial assistance and support services, including Emergency Hardship Assistance grants of up to $180 per person and $900 for a family of five or more.
The 96five Careline Connection is a confidential, telephone help service for listeners who need encouragement with struggles they might be having. The service is available between 9am and 11pm, seven days a week, and can be reached on 2103 3195.
If you just want someone to pray for you and your family you can reach out to the 96five Prayer Team.