Queenslanders are encouraged to dig deep and donate to assist those residents and communities affected by recent the recent bushfires.
As it becomes safe for people to return to their homes, businesses and farms, the true extent of the damage is realised.
If you would like to give a helping hand to those impacted by these bushfires, you can:
Registered charities are trained to respond to the needs of communities hit by natural disasters and can provide food, equipment, shelter, and other support right where it is needed.
Leading charities raising funds to help communities include:
- Australian Red Cross Society 1800 733 276
- The Salvation Army — 13 SALVOS (13 72 58)
- St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland — 13 18 12
- Lifeline Queensland — 1800 961 881
Donate goods and services
If you have goods or funds you would like to donate, or want to see what is needed in the disaster affected communities, visit GIVIT where you can donate items directly to affected individuals, families and communities. GIVIT is an online service that lets you see what is needed and urgently required in your community and connects you to trusted charities.
Alternatively, you may want to get in touch with a charity directly. Contact your local council for more information about charities and community organisations in your area.
Corporate donations of goods and services
For business and corporate organisations wanting to donate, GIVIT will seek to broker an offer to a particular need. This can be undertaken through GIVIT.
The best way you can help is to check on the safety of your loved ones, neighbours and friends and help them however you can.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to assist communities affected by a disaster, you can register or update your details at Emergency Volunteering. Or calling Volunteering Queensland on the free phone number 1800 994 100.
Whether you volunteer on the frontline or behind the scenes, you can help Queenslanders and communities most in need.