Qld Government kicks off flood appeal with $2.1m donation

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state government will kick start the Queensland floods donation campaign with a $2.1 million donation.

The Premier has revealed $500,000 will go directly to Australian Red Cross, Lifeline, The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society.

The other $100,000 will go to GIVIT.


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“Everyone knows the strong reputation of GIVIT,” the Premier said.

“They actually go out and search and supply washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, whatever people need, they buy directly for them.

Ms Palaszczuk said charities would step in to provide critical services as the recovery continues.

“So many people have lost their homes or had property damaged, experienced loss of support or work income, and are facing incredible hardship and challenges ahead,” she said.

“These organisations have done an outstanding contribution of helping people in times of need, in past natural disasters across Queensland.”

Some of the state’s biggest businesses also confirmed they would also be supporting the cause.

BHP is also donating $2 million to the flood recovery across Queensland and New South Wales, The Star is donating $100,00 in Queensland and Suncorp has also confirmed a $200,000 donation as part of a $1 million fund across Queensland and New South Wales.

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The Premier urged all Queenslanders to donate whatever amount they can to help those who have lost everything.

“There is a lot of people out there, lots of other businesses out there that also want to show a helping hand, so please think about what donations you can do,” she said.

“I also know that there are children out there and even seniors that want to donate.

“Any donation, even if it is $5, every single dollar will go towards helping rebuild a family’s life.

“Please Queensland, dig deep, and let’s help people get back on their feet.”

The Premier also praised those who have been spending the last week furiously helping others in need.

“Can I thank everybody who’s been giving a helping hand to those who are doing it tough,” she said.

“This has really packed a punch.

“These floods have really had a big impact on people and it’s going to take not just weeks but months for people to recover.

“And many people will need emotional support to get through it.”