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Flood appeal launched with $1m state donation

NO GO: Flooding closes the road at One Mile.
NO GO: Flooding closes the road at One Mile. Claire Williams

THE Queensland Flood Appeal 2013 has been launched to help Ipswich residents and other Queenslanders impacted by recent floods and storms.

The initiative is Queensland Government/Red Cross partnership and the Newman Government has kick-started the appeal with a $1 million donation.

Premier Campbell Newman encouraged all Queenslanders to give to the appeal.

"The money raised through the appeal will go directly to helping those in need," he said.

Donations can be made by calling 1800 811 700 or visiting redcross.org.au.

Meanwhile Ipswich MP Ian Berry said disaster relief arrangements were now available for Ipswich City Council and Somerset Regional Council residents.

The Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme grants are available to support those families experiencing personal hardship, by covering costs of essential items such as food, clothing and accommodation due to the extreme weather.

"A grant of up to $180 per person, up to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more, is available to eligible people experiencing genuine hardship," Mr Berry said.

"Other means tested assistance is also available."

Topics:  campbell newman, ex-tropical cyclone oswald, queensland government, red cross




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