• Tony Bosworth

If you want to help flood affected communities – just GIVIT

The flood emergency is far from over, though it has now moved from a full-on flood event to a recovery phase, and this is when many Hawkesbury residents really need a helping hand.

If you want to help, you can safely donate money, items, skills and services online at www.GIVIT.org.au

In partnership with the NSW Government, GIVIT is managing donations during the recovery. GIVIT is working directly with Hawkesbury City Council, outreach teams, local charities and community groups to identify exactly what’s needed. GIVIT then meets those needs through its online warehouse, or by purchasing requested items locally using donated funds.

Donations for the Severe Storms and Flooding fund on GIVIT can be directed to the Hawkesbury specifically by selecting DONATE FUNDS and typing Hawkesbury in the Comments section when making a donation OR by selecting DONATE FUNDS and selecting to directly FUND items requested in the Hawkesbury area. You can also register goods you would like to donate by selecting DONATE ITEMS.

GIVIT is free, private and relatively easy to use, and apparently currently supports over 3800 Australian organisations.

More than three million donations have been provided through GIVIT’s website since 2009. One hundred per cent of donated money GIVIT receives will be used to purchase essential items and services needed by people and communities impacted.

GIVIT encourages all NSW charities, services and community groups supporting people impacted, to register with GIVIT, free of charge, to access thousands of donations offered by individuals and corporates. Register via www.GIVIT.org.au/need-help/organisations

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