Australian Disaster Fund
Emergencies happen quickly and we want to be ready.
In response to the ever-increasing number of emergencies our country is facing each year, GMP Extend, our entity for emergency response in Australia, has established the Australia Disaster Fund.
Donated funds will be collected before and distributed quickly during times of disaster. We will coordinate support through the Churches of Christ State Conferences, and other local churches and Christian agencies with the capacity to identify, support and meet the needs of those affected by floods, storms or bushfires. Developing the Australia Disaster Fund will ensure funds will be on standby for when needed most.
In recent years, GMP Extend has been supporting domestic disasters and has supported families affected by:
- VIC Regional bushfires (2019-2020)
- Lismore, NSW Floods (2022)
- Northern Rivers, NSW Floods (2022)
- Hervey Bay, QLD Floods (2022)
- Tara, QLD Bushfires (2023)
GMP Extend has also set up the Churches of Christ Disaster Community of Practice, an open community of on-the-ground leaders and practitioners, which will help advise GMP Extend, assess community needs as they arise and monitor the ongoing impact of local disasters.
Through giving, we know that we can make a difference to those affected by disasters. Your gift today will ensure funds are available as soon as possible for people in need.
The Australian Disaster Fund will assist local churches and Christian agencies respond more readily, providing Christian care during and long after an emergency.
Please give to support those devastated by these emergencies. Donations $2 or more are tax-deductible.
Give online at www.extend.org.au/disasters
You can also give to the appeal by:
- Bank transfer to
Account Name: Global Mission Partners Extend Ltd
BSB: 063 130 Account No: 1047 0548
Customer reference line: ‘[Donor name] Disaster Fund’
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference of “Disaster Fund” with [your name], [amount given] and [date paid],
- Completing the donation form that can be downloaded at here.
- Calling the GMP office on 1800 467 222 and using the GMP Extend Credit Card facility.
We value the many expressions of concern and support for those suffering the impact of the bushfires, storms and flooding.
Thank you for your compassion and care for those in need. We greatly appreciate your partnership in these challenging times.
Funds received in excess of the project need will be directed to similar future disaster responses.
Download a printable giving form