LGAQ supports victims of TC Debbie with donation
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has today pledged $25,000 to support the Queensland communities impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
The local government peak body has also encouraged all Queensland councils not affected by the natural disaster to consider donating to the four charities currently helping their fellow communities.
LGAQ President Mayor Mark Jamieson said the donation was a gesture of support by the organisation as Queensland communities continued to get back on their feet.
“Local councils are at the forefront of disaster recovery and those councils impacted by TC Debbie have done an amazing job at ensuring their communities can recover,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The LGAQ has been by the side of all Queensland councils as they prepared for, were impacted by, and are now recovering from Debbie.
“The organisation’s announcement today offers financial support beyond the work that councils have undertaken for those within communities who remain vulnerable and in need of personal assistance.
“The LGAQ is strongly encouraging all non-impacted Queensland councils to show support for their neighbours by donating whatever they can to the charities responding to community needs.”
Anyone wanting to help Queensland communities can donate to a registered charity:
- Australian Red Cross Society —1800 811 700 redcross.org.au
- The Salvation Army — 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) www.salvos.org.au
- St Vincent de Paul Society of Queensland — 3010 1002 www.vinnies.org.au/donate
- UnitingCare Community — 1800 001 953 uccommunity.org.au/disaster-relief
The charities nominated can provide food, equipment, shelter and other support to residents and communities who need it most.