The footage from the floods that ripped through extensive parts of NSW, especially the NSW Northers Rivers region, has been heartbreaking and devastating to watch. With record rainfalls and vast flash flooding, communities in these areas have in many ways been impacted. It will take years and millions of dollars for the families and businesses in these areas to recover.
Disaster Relief Australia was launched in 2016 and provided relief when disasters occur in Australia. They launched Operation Kelliher, a meaningful, long, sustained flood recovery operation that will directly impact the recovery efforts. They are deploying a veteran-led volunteer workforce to assist in regions throughout NSW.
Devastated communities and overwhelmed homeowners are looking at months of hard work to restore their livelihoods and bring back hope. DRA has, and will continue to, deploy volunteers to help homeowners recover. Jobs include general flood clean-up activities including damaged structure clearance of both furniture and damaged walls, anti-mould operations, chainsaw operations, fence line repairs and restoration, aerial damage assessments, spontaneous volunteer management, cleaning out mud, removing extensive rubbish and debris and clearing access to properties. Rebecca Miller – National Fundraising Manager, DRA
Ingleburn RSL Club is pleased to announce that through our ClubGRANTS program, we will be donating $50,000 to Disaster Relief Australia. This money will ensure DRA can continue their important and necessary community efforts in disaster-affected regions. This support will allow DRA to provide hands-on help where needed most and help assist the local communities affected by recent floods.
Through the fantastic ClubGRANTS program and our board’s support at Ingleburn RSL Club, we can give back to our community not-for-profit organisations such as Disaster Relief Australia. Further, our support for DRA enables the veteran community to be part of Operation Kelliher, providing purpose and genuine assistance to those comminates in need. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish DRA and the veterans’ success in their recovery efforts and hope these funds will assist in getting the flood-affected communities back on their feet. Glenn Cushion – Chief Executive Officer, Ingleburn RSL Club
Ingleburn RSL ClubGRANTS program is continuously supporting our local community in many ways. Despite the last few years being some of the most challenging years in our history, we are proud that we have been able to continue supporting our local community through ClubGRANTS. Over the past two years, Ingleburn RSL Club has shared $800,000 with organisations, providing needed funding, resources, and assistance. This support has been made available to those in need, including veteran welfare services, healthcare; community transport; child and family services; aged, disability and youth services, education, community and cultural activities, sports, and victims of natural disasters.
To learn more about ClubGRANTS, or how to apply, visit https://www.clubgrants.com.au/