6 Ways You Can Help Those Affected By The Floods
This summer, Australia has seen some of the worst flooding in recorded history. Not only have people endured the loss of livelihoods and property, but the record rainfall has claimed lives as well. Here are 6 ways you can help those affected by the floods. Your assistance right now could help those worst affected rebuild in the long months ahead.
1. Provide Food & Water Supplies
2. Evacuation Centres and Reconnecting Families
The Australian Red Cross is providing front-line assistance to those who have become separated from their loved ones in the floods, as well as establishing evacuation spaces for people to seek refuge from the continuing flood waters. They are accepting donations to continue providing these invaluable services to those seeking shelter.
3. Support Volunteers
4. Help Families and Farmers
Donate directly to families, farmers and businesses who have lost their homes and livelihoods to the floodwaters. GoFundMe lets you provide support for families to rebuild their homes and buy essential supplies.
5. Volunteer in the Clean-Up Process
Brisbane City Council is looking for volunteers to help clean up the areas that have suffered the most damage before rebuilding can commence. They are taking registrations now. The NSW SES are also looking for volunteers.
6. Foster an Animal Rescued from the Floodwaters
Many animals have been separated from their families in the chaos of the floods, and some families may no longer be able to look after them in the aftermath of the disaster. The RSPCA is looking for people to foster lost pets until their owners can be located or they can be rehomed. Those with the ability to foster an animal can contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know has been mentally impacted by the floods, Lifeline has a team of professional counsellors ready to speak to you about your mental health concerns. You can call their helpline 24/7 on 13 11 14 or message them online. Lifeline also has a Community Recovery Team to provide psychological first aid to communities in the aftermath of major weather events.
Beyond Blue can also be reached 24/7 over the phone on 1300 22 4636 or email them online.
The Glue Team