The Nine News Queensland Today Show Flood Appeal has raised over $267,000 to boost St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s assistance for flood victims in North Queensland.
After Nine Queensland launched the appeal with a $50,000 donation, more than $217,000 was donated by viewers – making a total of more than $267,000 for St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, which has now raised over $2 million for flood victims, with $1.6 million already distributed throughout North Queensland.
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland CEO, Kevin Mercer, said: “On behalf of the people of North Queensland, a most sincere thank you to the Nine Network for their effort on the Nine News Queensland Today Show Flood Appeal.
“To every Nine viewer who generously donated, whether you gave us five dollars or a thousand, know that every dollar raised goes directly to people who are still recovering from this terrible event.
“Vinnies are a permanent and strong presence in North Queensland and your donations are providing hope and reassurance as people rebuild and recover their lives from this catastrophic natural disaster.”
Nine Queensland Managing Director, Kylie Blucher, said: “It is always heartwarming to see our local community get behind those in need and help to ease the financial stress that natural disasters cause.
“The North Queensland floods have put an incredible amount of strain on those affected and I thank our dedicated viewers for digging deep for this worthy cause.”
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Thursday, March 14, 2019