AS residents in North Queensland begin counting the cost of catastrophic flooding, fellow Queenslanders are being asked to ‘dig deep and donate’ to help their northern neighbours get back on their feet.
Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk today launched the official Queensland Flood Appeal with a $200,000 donation.
“North Queensland’s unprecedented, catastrophic and ongoing flooding event has seen people evacuated, homes and businesses damaged, roads, schools and childcare centres closed,” the Premier said.
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“Sadly, two people have also lost their lives. While the flood waters recede, people are returning to their homes and the true extent of the damage is realised.
“First the flood, then the tears. North Queenslanders needs us now more than ever.”
The Premier said the generosity of people across the State would make a real difference in the lives of thousands of people impacted.
“The generosity of Queenslanders always shines through in times of disaster,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Now is the time to dig deep and lend a helping hand to your fellow Queenslander.
“In the days and weeks ahead, I ask all Queenslanders to put yourselves in the shoes of North Queenslanders who will be dealing with this heartbreaking situation for a long time to come.”
WHERE YOU CAN DONATE
- The Australian Red Cross Society
- UnitingCare — 1800 001 953
- The Salvation Army — 13 SALVOS (13 72 58)
- St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland — 07 3010 1002
For more information on how you can help residents affected by flooding, click here.
Today I’ve launched the Queensland flood appeal and kick-started it with $200,000 from my govt on behalf of Queenslanders. North Qlders need our help now more than ever. Please dig deep. Details on how to donate 👇#TownsvilleFloods2019 pic.twitter.com/um4HjRz5Y7
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) February 6, 2019