Vinnies Cyclone Debbie Recovery Appeal

31 March 2017

St Vincent de Paul Society has launched its Cyclone Debbie Recovery Appeal.

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland Acting State President Robert Leach said that financial donations were the best way to make sure Vinnies can quickly provide assistance to those who need it.

“We need your help so we can be there for people impacted by this natural disaster. Every dollar donated goes directly to Queenslanders in need.”

Mr Leach thanked the State Government for their generosity, after Premier Palaszckuk announced $250,000 to kick-start the Vinnies Cyclone Debbie Recovery Appeal.

“These funds and your donations can help us provide blankets and clothing, household necessities, emergency accommodation, financial assistance and more for people who need to rebuild their lives when the crisis is over.”

St Vincent de Paul Society has a strong local presence throughout Queensland, providing a hand up to people in need throughout the year.

“We have over 300 volunteers and members in affected areas and surrounds, and they are absolutely committed to doing all they possibly can to assist,” said Mr Leach.

“We are committed to assisting in the long-term recovery of people affected by the disaster, we are on the ground and know our communities. When the cyclone passes, St Vincent de Paul Society will be there offering assistance and friendship, helping people rebuild their lives.”

To make a donation, visit vinnies.org.au/donate, call (07) 3010 1002 or send your donation to PO Box 3351 South Brisbane, QLD 4101.

Anyone who needs assistance can phone 1300 NEED HELP (1300 633 343). Society members and volunteers will respond to all requests for assistance on a case-by-case basis.