IN AN effort to respond and help out in the aftermath of the floods which have ravaged Sth East Qld and NSW recently, the Queensland Country Press Association (QCPA) along with your local newspaper has joined forces with Vinnies Queensland to support thousands of Queenslanders affected by the recent floods.
The QCPA represents over 60 news media print and online publishers across Queensland and northern NSW and is committed to encouraging and fostering the delivery of quality, trustworthy and reliable news and advertising services across Queensland for members and consumers.
The record-breaking flood event has seen homes destroyed, possessions washed away, lives put on hold and lives lost and due to the enormity of the natural disaster, the QCPA and members joined forces with Vinnies to help.
QCPA president Carlo Portella said Queenslanders have always come together to help one another, no matter what the crisis.
“Whether it is floods, bushfires or cyclones, help is always at hand,” Mr Portella said.
“I encourage all Queenslanders to try to help those less fortunate by contributing to the St Vincent de Paul Society Flood Appeal.
“The devastating floods in south-east Queensland and New South Wales have seen many people left devastated and in great need of our help.
“A simple monetary donation, no matter how small, will help put the lives of those affected on the path to recovery.”
Coolum Advertiser Publisher Michelle Box said that joining forces with the QCPA for this appeal was the least the Advertiser could do.
“We have supported this appeal by way of free advertising and our own personal donations and I encourage everyone in our community to help out if they can.
“Supporting an appeal such as this one will see your money go directly to the people affected and I know that the Coolum community has big hearts and the ability to help others in times of need.”
Vinnies Queensland CEO Kevin Mercer said that the appeal was welcomed.
“As we work together to help flood-impacted Queenslanders rebuild their lives all funds raised through our Flood Appeal will provide immediate and long-term support to people in need – no matter how long someone’s recovery journey takes, we’ll be there to lend a helping hand.”
Please show your support by donating to the QCPA/ Vinnies Flood Relief Appeal at: https://bit.ly/vinniesqldfloodappeal