I write to let readers who were impacted, or who know of people who were hit, by the devastating recent Queensland and New South Wales floods that cash grants from Australian Red Cross flood appeal are now open.
An amazing one-off event, Australia Unites Telethon, saw everyone dig deep and pledge more than $25 million for Australian Red Cross to help people hit by the floods .
This is a gift from the Australian public and 100 per cent of those funds will be made available to an estimated 50,000 households that have been impacted by the floods and need some help.
From Friday March 18, people whose homes have been damaged can apply for cash grants of $500 per household through Australian Red Cross. We hope it will go some way to help in what will be a long journey to recovery. Those who are bereaved can apply for a $20,000 bereavement grant.
To apply, visit redcross.org.au/grants, or call 1800 733 276.
Red Cross is doing its small part in what is a much larger recovery effort, but I want to say a big thanks to everyone who donated to allow this to happen.
Diana Bernardi is NSW Director of Australian Red Cross
March 17, 2022