Uniting Church in Australia Flood Appeal
Australians have been shown, year after year, that when it rains, it pours. Many regions in northern NSW have been extensively flooded and declared national disaster areas. The NSW State Emergency Service has been working tirelessly to assist affected residents, as they battle heavy rain, gale-force winds and flash flooding triggered by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.
In Bundaberg, Queensland, which bore the brunt of the disaster, flood waters were moving faster than 70km/h and the death toll stands at 6 with grave concerns that this number will rise.
Communities across Queensland and NSW have been devastated and some families have lost everything. There are approximately 24,000 people isolated in affected regions. Thousands of homes are uninhabitable, with the total damage caused by these floods estimated to be over $200 million.
You can help make a difference in these communities. Tax deductible donations should be directed to the Uniting Church Assembly National Disaster Appeal.
Please donate now.
Helpful facts for the flood-affected
AccessEAP, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for the Uniting Church Synod of New South Wales and the ACT, has provided helpful fact sheets for organisations and individuals affected by the January 2013 floods in northern New South Wales and in Queensland.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is for all employees of all Synod entities, as well as their immediate family members.
It is a voluntary and confidential counselling service that can provide assistance and support when personal, family or work issues impact on an employee’s health or quality of life.
For more information contact AccessEAP on 1800 81 87 28.