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Australian Lions Foundation provides relief to flood-stricken Townsville

Posted on Feb 11th 2019 by in Australian Lions Foundation, Emergency, Media Releases, News, News, Uncategorized

  • Australian Lions Foundation has already provided $100,000 to Townsville and is asking for Australia’s help in supporting communities affected by floods in North Queensland
  • When disaster strikes Australian Lions Foundation is amongst the first to offer relief. A network of over 1300 local Lions clubs across Australia ensures that support is transported quickly to those who need it most in times of crisis
  • Every dollar donated to Australian Lions Foundation proudly goes directly to those in need and donations are tax deductible too!

Photo: Sally Rafferty

The Australian Lions Foundation has launched a national appeal today to help the thousands of residents affected by Townsville’s one-in-100 year flood disaster.

“When disaster strikes, the Australian Lions Foundation is focused on getting emergency support to communities in need as quickly as possible. Right now, North Queensland need Australia’s help,” says Foundation Chairperson Tony Benbow OAM.

Australian 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.

“Up to 20,000 homes have been affected by the floods in North Queensland. 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. 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,” says Tony Benbow.

“The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing emergency support to communities in need for decades. Over the past 12 months we have distributed over $1million to farmers affected by drought and provided over $770,000 to a range of community projects across Australia. Through Lions’ incredible network of over 1300 clubs we are able to deliver goods and support quickly and can be sure it will go to where it is needed most.”

“Australians looking to make a donation and support those affected by the North Queensland floods can do so through their local Lions Club or through donating directly to Australian Lions Foundation. Every dollar will go directly to supporting those affected and donations over $2 are tax deductible,” adds Tony Benbow.

To make a donation visit www.alf.lions.org.au and select the “GiveNow link”.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

 MEDIA CONTACT: SARI-ELLE KRAEMER 0407284457 or skraemer@alphaconsulting.global

 

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