$1.5 million donation kick starts Far North Queensland recovery

Published Wednesday, 20 December, 2023 at 10:11 AM

The Honourable Steven Miles

  • Miles Government kick starts appeal for those impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper, with $1.5 million donation.
  • Funding will be split between five non-government organisations to assist with disaster response and recovery.

Premier Steven Miles has announced a $1.5 million donation to support people in Far North Queensland affected by the floods caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

The donation will be split across five NGOs on behalf of the State Government – Australian Red Cross ($350,000), The Salvation Army ($350,000), UnitingCare Queensland ($350,000), St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland ($350,000), and GIVIT ($100,000).

Queenslanders can join in donating to support the recovery by visiting www.qld.gov.au/fnqfloods

Quotes attributable to the Premier Steven Miles:

“All of Queensland is behind our mates in the Far North as they begin to pick up the pieces.

“It’s important that those impacted have the support that they need, which is why my government is chipping in a $1.5 million donation.

“These funds will go to organisations on the ground providing hands-on support through the recovery.

“We are also working with the local governments and agencies so that people have the food, clothing, medicine and shelter they need.

“I want to thank the good Samaritans on the ground who are continuing to lend a hand, our hardworking emergency service workers and of course our volunteers.

“As Queenslanders, we’re known for our resilience and generosity – we will get through this, together.”

Donations can be made online: 

Australian Red Cross – www.redcross.org.au  

The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army Australia 

UnitingCare Queensland – www.unitingcareqld.com.au  

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland – www.qld.vinnies.org.au

GIVIT – www.givit.org.au


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