10 days ago, once-in-100-year rainfall began to fall in southwest Queensland, engulfing homes and devastating families. Since then, the weather has moved down the coast, sitting atop of Sydney as thousands have been ordered to evacuate their homes.
If you would like to help those who have been affected by the flood crisis in Queensland and New South Wales, we have compiled a list of current donation appeals below. You can also scroll to the end of the page for specific prayer points. If you are looking for ways to help the Ukraine War Crisis, see here.
GIVIT QLD Flood Appeal
The funding received from the Queensland Government will allow GIVIT to meet the immediate material needs of Queenslanders impacted by the recent floods, with a commitment to purchasing from local businesses where possible.
Australian Red Cross QLD and NSW Flood Appeal
Australian Red Cross is collecting funds to assist our work in the evacuation and recovery centres. Red Cross is providing personal support at evacuation and recovery centres across impacted flood areas and going door to door providing outreach.
Rural Aid Supporting Our Mates in the Bush Appeal
Rural Aid provides support to farmers affected by natural disasters through financial, wellbeing and fodder assistance.
The Salvation Army QLD and NSW Flood Crisis
Salvo volunteers, employees and officers will be on the ground, journeying alongside Aussies and providing practical, emotional and mental support. The Salvos are providing meals to emergency workers and impacted locals at eight evacuation centres.
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland Vinnies Queensland Flood Appeal 2022
Donations will allow our Volunteer Members to support impacted Queenslanders with immediate food, clothing, and accommodation assistance, as well as long-term recovery support to reestablish their homes and rebuild lives.
Lifeline Queensland Emergency Appeal
Emotional distress after natural disasters is very real and can be harrowing. Without early intervention, it can cause longer-lasting impacts for individuals and the broader community. Lifeline will provide immediate emotional support to anyone who needs it.
Donations help in the provision of essential equipment that assists volunteers in performing the many and varied functions that are required by their communities. Donate to the SES here and the RFS here.
Foodbank Australia is the only Australian organisation that provides direct food relief in the wake of natural disasters. Donate here.
Thread Together is delivering urgent supplies of brand new clothing to men, women and children who have lost everything. Donate here.
Other ways to help
Volunteer to clean up
If you are in Queensland or have friends in the area looking for ways to help, consider signing up for the cleanup effort. Find more information here.
If you are not in a position to give financially, you can support charities by sharing their fundraisers and resources online and on your social apps.
Bless those who are doing everything they can to help these people. Pray that things run smoothly in repairing these great states.
Pray the victims have patience and for family members to be reunited. That everyone gets enough food and clean water and proper shelter.
Pray that the Lord touches the hearts of the world to continue to pray for these people and also to donate whatever they can to help rebuild.
Lift up the rescue workers and keep them safe as they make heroic efforts in dangerous situations to rescue those in trouble.
Pray for everyone waiting to be rescued, to be kept safe, and bring help to them soon.
God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble.
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