Suncorp adds $50,000 to Lismore Flood Appeal tally

Friday, 07 April 2017

Suncorp is helping residents and businesses of Lismore to get back on their feet with a major donation of $50,000 to the Lismore Flood Appeal.

The Suncorp donation takes the total to almost $140,000 including a major $20,000 donation from Lismore Toyota and an anonymous donation of $10,000.

“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation in the region, but the community spirt in Lismore is incredible,” Suncorp’s CEO Customer Platforms Gary Dransfield said.

“The speed by which this appeal reached the initial $100,000 target is a demonstration of people in the community helping each other.”

Mr Dransfield was in Lismore yesterday meeting customers and visiting Suncorp’s Customer Response Teams (CRTs) in the area. The teams were set up yesterday in Lismore and Murwillumbah.

“Suncorp has assessors at customers’ homes to see what needs to be done, including getting emergency repairs carried out; providing emergency funds; or offering temporary accommodation if they are unable to return to their homes,” Mr Dransfield said.

“Suncorp is here to help in the recovery of the city, both practically and through this appeal.”

Mayor Isaac Smith said he was humbled by Suncorp’s generosity and other donors, with people donation from $5 to $10,000.

“I am completely blown away by the generosity of Suncorp,” Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“We want this money to help those worst-affected by the flood. For Suncorp to see just how tragic the circumstances are and to donate such a huge sum makes me so grateful. We thank them for their help and community spirit. The whole of Lismore says thank you.”

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 the Council's Corporate Centre, 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah.

 

Image: Lismore Flood Appeal Committe Co-chair Eddie Lloyd, Mayor Isaac Smith, Suncorp CEO of Customer Platforms Gary Dransfield, Suncorp Corporate Affairs Manager Ben Shine and Lismore Flood Appeal Committe Co-chair Jenny Dowell following Suncorp's announcement of a $50,000 to the appeal.

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