Disaster Recovery

COMMUNITY DONATIONS

Looking for a way to support the Scenic Rim community and those affected by storms and flooding? 
Visit GIVIT for community donations at www.givit.org.au
 
VOLUNTEERING
Want to volunteer your time during the recovery from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie?
Visit www.emergencyvolunteering.com.au/qld to express your interest in helping out
 
BLAZEAID
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed. The group has set up camp at Beaudesert Showgrounds and has started deploying teams to work with those in need. To register for assistance or to volunteer your time to help contact BlazeAid coordinators Vicki and Malcolm McIntosh on 0411467505 and 0437817330. Find out more at: http://blazeaid.com/beaudesert-qld-flood/
 
FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE
Are you a resident in Tamborine, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Beaudesert, Canungra, Fassifern Valley, Harrisville, Hillview and Tamrookum, and experiencing hardship as a result of rainfall or flooding from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie? You may be eligible for support and financial assistance to help with essentials such as food, clothing, accommodation and medication. You can find out more information by phoning the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or applying online at www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au.
 

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Lifeline 
Provides counselling and support, including crisis counselling to people affected by disaster. Visit www.lifeline.org.au or phone 13 11 14.

Australian Red Cross 
Supports and visits people in communities where a disaster has occurred to check on their wellbeing and make referrals to other agencies. Visit www.redcross.org.au or phone 1300 554 419.

Salvation Army 
Provides catering services for people after a disaster and during community recovery. Visit www.salvos.org.au or phone 13 72 58.

Volunteering Queensland 
Connects people, resources and organisations through volunteering projects and initiatives. Visit www.volunteeringqld.org.au or phone 07 3002 7600.

St. Vincent de Paul 
Provides essential items such as blankets, toiletries, mattresses, clothing, food, water, and children's and babies' necessities. Visit www.vinnies.org.au or phone 07 3010 1000.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency 
Provides temporary accommodation for people who have lost their homes in a disaster. Visit www.adra.org.au or phone 1800 242 372.

RSPCA 
Provides services such as rescuing trapped animals, helping injured animals, and technical and logistical support for emergency animal shelters.  Visit www.rspca.org.au or phone 07 3426 9999.

Blue Care 
Provides most community care services. Visit www.bluecare.org.au or phone 1300 258 322.

St John Ambulance  
Helps people who are sick, distressed, suffering or in danger.