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Jewish Aid to Australian flood victims

January 16, 2011 – 10:14 amOne Comment

Jewish Aid has launched an appeal to assist victims of the Queensland floods.

The floods have wreaked havoc for the last month and at least 31 towns and over 200,000 people have been affected. The estimate of damage and lost revenue is about AU$13 billion. Three-quarters of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone.

The magnitude of this tragedy is growing everyday and dozens have been killed and many are still missing.
Jewish Aid has been working in 2 Aboriginal communities in northern NSW for the last 5 years on a program called Derech Eretz. Both communities, Toomelah and Boggabilla, have been fully evacuated and the floods are devastating the homes and buildings there.

JAA has launched a community wide appeal to assist victims of the floods, both in Queensland and Northern NSW. Donations received will be divided between The Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, and towards relief efforts in the 2 Aboriginal communities where Jewish Aid works.

Please consider a generous contribution to JAA’s Floods Appeal, to enable us to assist communities respond, recover and rebuild in the wake of this enormous disaster.  Over $70,000 was raised in the first two days. JAA thanks everybody for their support, and requests that you please forward this page to your friends and family.

All donations are fully tax deductible and can be made in the following ways:

Online here.
You will receive an automatic tax deductible receipt. Please make it clear that your donation is for the JAA Floods appeal in the special message area. (Amex is accepted.)

Cheques made out to Jewish Aid Australia should be sent to:

Jewish Aid Floods Appeal
PO Box 2, Malvern, VIC, 3144

For a direct deposit:
Bank: Bendigo Bank
Account: Jewish Aid Australia
BSB: 633000
Account number: 123798688
For those donating via direct deposit, if you would like a tax deductible receipt, please email gary at jewishaid.org.au with your address after you have processed your direct deposit.

The above is an edited press release received from Gary Samowitz, CEO of Jewish Aid Australia.

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