Bayside Council will donate $5,000 to GIVIT to be specifically used to help those people affected by the severe storms and flooding in NSW recently.
“These are the most significant floods in decades,” Mayor Joe Awada said.
“Tens of thousands of residents were evacuated from their homes. There was loss of buildings, personal belongings, livestock as well as the tragic loss of life. While the clean-up has started for many residents, farms and businesses, this is a disaster that will be felt for many years to come,” he said.
“Council acknowledges the hard work of our first responders and volunteers in times of emergency. We thank them for their tireless work and for providing the support needed for those whose lives are impacted by disaster.
“I am very proud of our Council and our local community who are always ready to generously support those less fortunate during difficult times.”
The NSW Government has previously partnered with GIVIT to manage financial donations with 100% of donations being used to purchase essential items and services for those most impacted.
GIVIT is a not-for-profit organisation that ensures funds are targeted in accordance to donor directions.