We have had so many people reach out to us in the past week asking for ways to help the Northern Rivers and surrounding areas deal with the ever-changing flood crisis. Our team has been volunteering and making donations within the local community where we can but we are also looking for other ways to help.
It is important that support efforts and donations continue, as many are yet to even access their homes to start to rebuilding their lives. There is a long road ahead but what brings us hope is how our amazing community here in the Northern Rivers has come together.
If like us, you have been feeling overwhelmed or helpless, here are some places you can donate to truly make a difference.
GIVIT makes donating to help the flood recovery efforts simple by providing a platform to manage the donation of goods, services, funds and corporate offers. Donate clothing, food, fuel vouchers and more or pledge items for donation directly to those who need them most. Donate here.
LISMORE CITY COUNCIL FLOOD RELIEF
Lismore City Council Flood appeal is looking for donations to help with disaster recovery and community support. Donations to directly via bank transfer. Learn more here.
Koori mail is an Aboriginal owned and run fortnightly newspaper who are currently fundraising for flood relief efforts to help those in rural or isolated Bundjalung communities. Fundraising will go towards providing temporary accomodation, medical supplies, food vouchers, drinking water and more to those who need it. Donate here.
ANIMAL RESCUE CO-OPERATIVE (ARC)
The ARC team consists of specialist Animal Rescuers, wildlife workers, logistics and disaster experts and volunteers who are dedicated to saving animals by supporting rescue from a micro to a national level. ARC is currently asking for donations for food, water treatments, pumps and containment for animals affected by the NSW + QLD floods. Donate here.
Byron Rangers are the largest conservation group in the Byron Shire and have been working to provide accomodation and relief to those affected by floods as well as organise and facilitate the clean up efforts in the Northern Rivers. Donate here.