Tuesday 18 January 2011
QUEENSLAND VOLUNTEER FLOOD APPEAL
The Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland has opened its flood appeal to support volunteers affected by the disastrous floods which has impacted on more than 75% of Queensland. This appeal is designed to provide financial support to volunteers who have lost family and possessions during one of Queensland’s worst flood disasters.
Many communities of Queensland have been dramatically affected by this devastation and our volunteers are a part of that community. The Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland will ensure that the funds collected will be utilised exclusively to provide help and support for those volunteers affected. The Association is not subjected to the normal rigors of bureaucracy, enabling us to eliminate the frustrations of red-tape, placing funds directly and quickly.
Unfortunately these floods have taken the lives of three family members of a Brigade volunteer, leaving a seven year old boy without his mother, brother and sister. Another volunteer was also tragically killed whilst returning home to his family. The monies received from the Association’s Volunteer Flood Appeal would directly assist these families as they start to rebuild their lives.
You can give your support to these tragic situations by donating generously to the Volunteer Flood Appeal. Donations can be made at any bank (please include your phone number so we can issue a tax deductible receipt to you).
The bank account details are as follows:
Branch: ANZ Gympie
Account name: Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland
BSB: 014-585 Account number: 394 452 228
You can also donate online by clicking on the link https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq-flood-appeal.aspx
Thanking you in expectation of your generous support during this tragic and difficult time, that will continue to impact on the lives of many Queensland families for years to come.
Dick Irwin AFSM
CEO Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland