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Canberra donation location for Queensland flood victims?

By jandy - 11 January 2011 17

Hi All,

Does anyone know of a location to drop of clothing and other items to flood victims in QLD here in Canberra?

Let me know if you do?

What’s Your opinion?


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Canberra donation location for Queensland flood victims?
Deckard 11:19 am 12 Jan 11

Captain RAAF said :

Dazzlar said :

I can see a lot of Plasma’s and white Commodores being purchased in the months to come up there….

What’s with the obsession with Plasmas? I think you’ll find they’re the cheaper of the televisions these days.

Captain RAAF 7:51 am 12 Jan 11

Dazzlar said :

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-to-donate-to-the-flood-relief-appeal/story-fn7ik2te-1225983681937

Please remember before commenting that people have died, including innocent children!

and will die again in another 35 years when we have allowed them to rebuild in the same flood prone areas. How many times have we seen people interviewed on TV pointing to the roof of a nearby building stating “It reached there in ’74”
The ‘Queensland Spirit’ of knuckling down, banding together and vowing to rebuild because ‘we did it in 74′ and we’ll do it agin in 2011’ is costing people thier lives!

How about, no you won’t, this land is being reclaimed for parkland as it’s a flood plain, you’ll have to live somewhere else!

My sympathies extend only to those that had no warning, no history of flooding and no ability to forsee such a disaster, and of course to all the kids regardless of where they were because they can’t be expected to know any better.

I can see a lot of Plasma’s and white Commodores being purchased in the months to come up there….

cleo 2:05 am 12 Jan 11

What they also need are groceries, as my brother lives in Queensland, he got petrol, but there was no milk or bread.

Dazzlar 10:48 pm 11 Jan 11

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-to-donate-to-the-flood-relief-appeal/story-fn7ik2te-1225983681937

The webpage lists several ways to donate. Please remember before commenting that people have died, including innocent children!

dvaey 10:30 pm 11 Jan 11

arthwollipot said :

It’s almost always better to donate cash to disaster areas. This was written for overseas donations, but it’s still relevant.

Except when giving to Africa, the warlords need food more than money to feed their soldiers.

Cordelia said :

If you want to help, give money. Word has gone out that it is too early to give items – the logistics would be impossible – and people would prefer to buy what they want and need with some cash. Remember the bushfires at Kinglake…

I dont remember the specifics from Kinglake, but I do remember specifics from Katrina. Katrina emergency funding was spent on everything from Strip Clubs to Tattoos to Diamond rings.

Captain RAAF 9:47 pm 11 Jan 11

johnboy said :

Tricky. Generally you can’t get flood insurance IIRC.

Here you go JB;

http://www.nrma.com.au/home-insurance/flood-cover.shtml

Captain RAAF 9:44 pm 11 Jan 11

johnboy said :

Tricky. Generally you can’t get flood insurance IIRC.

I thought you could if you were not on an identified flood plain?

Apols if I am….yet again, wrong.

Wheres the emergency funding for all the hail storm victims of last week?

johnboy 9:38 pm 11 Jan 11

Tricky. Generally you can’t get flood insurance IIRC.

Captain RAAF 9:37 pm 11 Jan 11

I think they have enough to tide them over with essentials until the insurance kicks in…..what’s that you say, they have no insurance due to being too tight, building on a flood plain?

oh well, that’ll learn em’!

Brianna 9:06 pm 11 Jan 11

You can donate to the Premier’s Flood Relief appeal online by either direct deposit or by credit card via a form. The site also shows a running total of donations.

http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

Cordelia 8:20 pm 11 Jan 11

If you want to help, give money. Word has gone out that it is too early to give items – the logistics would be impossible – and people would prefer to buy what they want and need with some cash. Remember the bushfires at Kinglake – there were truckloads of excess clothing donations.

arthwollipot 6:49 pm 11 Jan 11

It’s almost always better to donate cash to disaster areas. This was written for overseas donations, but it’s still relevant.

http://www.acfid.asn.au/what-we-do/humanitarian-emergencies/how-can-i-help

grunge_hippy 5:26 pm 11 Jan 11

i’ve heard they just want cash. they have been inundated with goods.

Jethro 3:42 pm 11 Jan 11

Just leave any donations in the carparks beside the charity bins in your local area.

Francois Dillinger 2:22 pm 11 Jan 11

Cash donations can be made via
‘Francois Dillinger
PO Box 6598
ACT’

On a more serious note, google it.
And good on you.
Probably not a good idea to send rainjackets – or any old souvenir clothes from Wet n Wild

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