Australian Lions Foundation has launched a national appeal to help the thousands of residents affected by Townsville's one-in-100 year flood disaster.
The Lions Foundation has already provided a grant of $100,000 and is asking people across Australia to help raise more funds to support affected communities at this difficult time.
Foundation Chairperson Tony Benbow said already up to 20,000 homes have been affected by the floods in North Queensland, and every dollar counts at helping these communities get back on their feet.
“The grant of $100,000 has already been provided to the Townsville district by Australian Lions Foundation so assistance can commence as soon as flood levels recede,” Mr Benbow said.
“We encourage anyone across Australia looking to help support these communities to jump online and make a donation. Every dollar counts and together we can make a big difference in getting these communities back on their feet.”
The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing emergency support to communities in need for decades.
Over the past 12 months we have distributed over $1 million to farmers affected by drought and provided over $770,000 to a range of community projects across Australia.
Narromine Lions Club President Vivienne Halbisch said when disaster strikes the Australian Lions foundation is focused on supporting communities.
“The Lions Foundation support a number of disaster events across the country,” Ms Halbisch said.
“Currently we have food drives and things for the drought, which is going quite well.”
Anyone looking to make a donation can do so through their local Lions Club.
Ms Halbisch said residents can send their donations to the Narromine Lions Club at P.O Box 111, Narromine, NSW, 2821. She said people need to add their name and address so they can send a receipt.
“Every dollar will go directly to supporting those affected and donations over $2 are tax deductable,” Ms Halbisch said.
Donations can also me made directly to Australian Lions Foundation.
To make a donation visit www.alf.lions.org.auand select the “GiveNow link”.