The recent flooding events in Northern NSW have devastated communities throughout the region. As these communities begin the long and slow process of recovery, cleaning up and rebuilding, we encourage you all to assist in whatever way you can.
Here are a few organisations and recovery funds that have been brought to our attention by friends in the region, as great ways you can help from a distance:
Echo Northern Rivers 2022 Flood Donation appeal
In the clean-up after the March flood events, as we assess the impact of the floods – the question of what can be salvaged will inevitably arise.
We recommend professional art conservators as the first point of contact for advice on how to determine which works should be sent for conservation and what you can do to minimise the effects of water damage in the meantime.
It’s important to get advice from an art conservator as soon as possible – as mould, and brackish water can cause significant damage to your artworks in a short amount of time, especially in warm weather.
Lismore Flood Recovery from the Weedy Garden Community
David Trood a.k.a. “The Weedy Gardener” is coordinating donations to local Lismore community members. David’s “Weedy Gardener” YouTube Channel has been an inspiration for many people getting involved in Permaculture and land care in Australia, and his documentary on the impact of the floods on the land and his local communities, provide a moving insight into the level of devastation, and a community working together.
Lismore Queer community members, and Tropical Fruits Campaign
Many of our LGBTQI+ friends in Northern NSW have been seriously impacted by these floods. Their lives threatened, houses submerged, businesses and art studios turned upside down, and possessions ruined. A small group of local LGBTQI+ community members are supporting this fundraiser and will establish a simple process for people to contact us for access to funds raised. This money will go directly to LGBTQI+ community members in Lismore and surrounding areas.
Tropical Fruits Inc, established in 1988, is the premier LGBTIQ community group in the Northern Rivers in NSW. Famous for their legendary New Years Eve parties, they are a self funding, independent and voluntary not-for-profit organisation. incorporated association that holds regular events for our diverse members and guests.
The funds raised from this campaign will go directly to people in the Tropical Fruits Northern Rivers community who have been impacted by the floods. It’s time to give back to those who give so much of themselves to Fruits, and the wider Northern Rivers LGBTIQA+ community. Right now, it’s these people who need your help! They need you to give back some of the love and hope so they can get through this incredibly devastating disaster.
Global Care, and Convoy of Hope Australia
Need for Feed, Lions Club Project
Need for Feed is a Lions Club project that is raising money to cover fuel costs for delivering much needed food for livestock animals affected by the flooding. 100% of donations go directly to purchase of fuel for delivering feed to animals in need.