Over the last week we have seen many people, particularly in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, affected by severe flooding. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. There has been extreme and widespread damage to property. Sadly, one life has been lost. The flooding is expected to continue.
In response to this unfolding emergency, GMP Extend, our entity for emergency responses in Australia, has launched an appeal to assist people in recovering from the impact of the severe flooding in Victoria and Tasmania.
Donated funds will be distributed through Community Care Vic/Tas, and other local churches and Churches of Christ agencies and/or other bodies with the capacity to identify, support and meet the needs of those affected by the floods. While the initial response will be distributed in Victoria and Tasmania, GMP Extend are working with partners to ensure funds will be available to other States as needed.
Already, communities in Shepparton, Numurkah, Echuca, the inner north of Melbourne and the north and north-west of Tasmania have been affected. Thousands of homes have been damaged by flood waters, and it’s expected the worst is still to come. Some areas expecting another 100mm of rain this week.
Further communities across the east of Australia expect to be flooded in the coming days and weeks. The devastating flooding in March 2022 showed that needs can change and emerge quickly, and that recovery is not a quick process. GMP Extend will monitor the ongoing impact of the flooding, and assess other communities’ needs as they become apparent.
Through giving, we know that we can make a difference to those most in need. Your gift now will ensure funds are available as soon as possible for people in need.
This appeal will distribute funds to assist local churches and Churches of Christ agencies
to give immediate care for those affected by the floods. This includes evacuation and other urgent needs such as food, shelter and hygiene items for evacuees. As the situation unfolds, we will also look to distribute funds to help support longer term recovery efforts. We will update you with the specific areas these long-term efforts target, as the needs become clear.
Please give to support those devastated by these floods. Donations $2 or more are tax-deductible.
Give online at www.extend.org.au/floodsappeal
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] Floods Appeal’
Please email email@example.com with the reference of “Floods Appeal” 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 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.