Lismore Flood Appeal gets off to a flying start

Thursday, 06 April 2017

The Lismore Flood Appeal is off to a flying start, raising over $50,000 in the first 48 hours after a GoFundMe page went live on Tuesday afternoon.

The appeal received another boost this morning with Lismore Toyota donating another $20,000 to help local residents and businesses get their back on their feet.

Chair of the Appeal Committee, Lismore City Councillor Eddie Lloyd, said the response to the Appeal had been incredible.

“Even before the Appeal was set up, the Council was receiving enquiries from all over Australia from people wanting to help out,” Eddie said.

“The people of Lismore are not alone – we have the love and support of a whole country with us, and we will rebuild our community.

“We are so grateful to those who have donated already. Lismore Toyota has set the bar high with its wonderful and generous contribution, but every single cent that we can raise will make a difference.

“There is long journey in front of us, and I encourage everyone to dig deep and make a contribution to the Appeal if they can.”

Mayor Isaac Smith said the Lismore Flood Appeal was being coordinated by Council on behalf of the community. He said with donations pouring in, Council has raised the initial $100,000 target to $500,000.

“We’re looking at holding at least one major fundraising event in the near future, and a number of local organisations and businesses are looking to hold small fundraising events as well,” Isaac said.

“We’re also puttingtogether a steering group with local community leaders to manage the Appeal, and to make important decisions about how to best distribute the funds raised.”

There are a number of ways people and organisations can contribute to the Lismore Flood Appeal.

WEBSITE – donate at www.gofundme.com/lismorefloodappeal

BANK DEPOSIT – deposit directly into the Lismore Flood Appeal account:

Lismore City Council Flood Appeal Account
BSB: 062-565
Account Number: 10864633

IN PERSON – over the counter at Council's Corporate Centre, 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah.

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