Queensland and NSW Floods February 2022

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    Keymaster

    Our thoughts are with those affected by the floods that are currently occuring in NSW and Queensland.

    If you have been affected you may be feeling panicked, distressed and overwhelmed so please reach out for support. There are many services ready and willing to help.
    For those who have been directly impacted, you can find emergency assistance and information from the agencies listed below:

    EMERGENCY SUPPORT

    If your life or someone else’s life is in danger, call Triple Zero (000) immediately

    NSW & QLD State Emergency Service (SES) Helpline – 132 500
    Flood and storm emergency assistance
    https://www.ses.qld.gov.au/
    https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/

    Australian Red Cross: Register.Find.Reunite
    For people affected by the NSW & Qld floods. Register your details to help us connect you with the support you might need or see if loved ones are safe.
    https://register.redcross.org.au/

    RSPCA Emergency Hotline – 1300 ANIMAL (254 635)
    If you see pets or wildlife in need of help call the hotline
    Thursday 3rd March
    Instagram and Facebook

    Their aim is to ensure you are safe, have your urgent needs met and are fully informed about the current situation. Organisations such as The Red Cross will support you to tap into available resources as well as your own strengths and coping skills to get you through this.

    Being socially connected to others is one of the best ways to cope with a natural disaster and that’s where our Forums aim to support you. If you have been affected this forum is a space to freely share your feelings and experiences while showing support for your fellow community members.

    And for those not directly impacted by the current floods its a place to show care and compassion. Those who have lived experience are welcome to share helpful tips, advice and of course, empathy.

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    VM-Jade
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    Hi everyone, just wanted to share my words of support from afar. I can’t imagine the feelings of worry and distress that you all must be feeling for your loved ones, pets/animals and possessions and wanted to let you all know that I’m thinking of you. Hopefully you can feel our arms of love supporting you from all the way down here in Victoria. Please do reach out to any of the resources mentioned above if you are struggling. Please take care and know your fellow community members are thinking of you and sending their love and support.

    #20085
    onlinecommunity
    Keymaster

    Watching the flood events unfold in the media is upsetting for all of us and for those of us who have survived a natural disaster, the floods in NSW and Queensland can re-trigger traumatic experiences. Grief can surface at the most unexpected moments, and when we are witnessing loss at an enormous scale, we can easily feel helpless and overwhelmed.

    But there is unity in sharing our experiences. Sharing your story can not only help you find new meaning, it can open up spaces for support and help others in their recovery too.

    You are welcome to share your stories of surviving a natural disaster or your words of support here. And for those feeling the effects of the floods or triggers please reach out here for words of support from the community.

    For those of us who feel the urge to help in other tangible ways below is a list of organisations you can donate to…whether its money, food, essentials or your time and efforts;

    Red Cross QLD and NSW Floods Appeal
    https://www.redcross.org.au/floodsappeal/
    Providing urgent relief and enabling assistance with evacuations, resources for relief centres and support for communities to recover from and build resilience to disasters.

    Givit
    https://www.givit.org.au/need-help/individuals
    A directory of localised services searchable by suburb, who can put through a request for donated support (food, essentials, etc.). Organisations use Givit to donate specific items based on the needs of the individual.

    Good to Give
    https://good2give.ngo/about/news/flooding-nsw-how-you-can-help/
    You can show your support to those impacted by the floods by donating to an emergency relief charity today. Workplaces can also make donations made via Good2Give’s Workplace Giving Platform, where they may be eligible for corporate fund matching.

    The Salvation Army Australia Flood Appeal
    https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/?appeal=2022floodappealhp
    Donate to the Salvation Army to help fund disaster relief. It’s currently providing assistance at evacuation centres across QLD and NSW.

    Let us know if you are aware of other charitable organisations.

    Take care everyone. We are here for you. 🌸

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