How You Can Help With The Queensland Floods

I popped into Brisbane last week Tuesday for a meeting with some associates and this was the view as we were landing. Thank goodness for the city that it cleared up the next two days while I was there, because I was totally blown away by how much damage the floods had caused. Concrete platforms and boats being washed away, sharks and crocodiles in the water, no electricity and with 16 dead and 14 still missing my heart goes out to everyone in Brisbane. I owe the city allot because its basically the city where I grew from being a child to a man. I wish I could have stayed longer to help but I’ll just have to make a donation from here in POM.

I hear the PNG government will be giving some financial assistance, (perhaps when they can stop for a second from their childish fight over the GG position and constant sitting delays).  But it’s interesting to note that the Victorian Bushfires were given $400 million in donations and the floods have only been $85 million. So anyway, Jaive (one of my high school mates here in POM)  was asking me the other day how we could contribute so thought I’d just put this info up:

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6 thoughts on “How You Can Help With The Queensland Floods

  1. i suggested to one of the Bemobile people that they should look at developing a means of us sending credits as donations. I dont know how it would work but i’m sure they can figure out something. Is it possible digicel could also look into it?

      1. Digicel may not be too keen on doing it as they may not have that many customers down that way but Telikom as a partner with soem large telcos down in Australia should also look at this idea. I know there are many Papua New Guineans willing to assist but knowing they do not have such things as Credit Cards etc could make it more difficult for them just to go into a bank to convert that K10 etc into AUD, taking into account the fees etc.

        Jaive’s suggestion looks good to start off with.

  2. It is in times of crisis that you know who your real friends are. Thank you to all those PNG people who have offered help and assistance to those who are coping with the recent flooding.

    Food supplies are slowly coming back to normal although panic buying hasn’t helped. People who normally were able to obtain bread and milk for example, have found the reality of suddenly not having these staples available hard to face. The main food distribution centre for Brsibane was under water and hasn’t yet got back into full operation. Prices have doubled in some places. Either that is due to a lack of supply or some say businesses might be trying to make up the losses they suffered when supplies were destroyed due to the flooding.

    Those cleaning up have to cope with the stinking mud that includes raw sewerage. Apparently water bourne diseases are expected to be on the increase for some time.

    The extent of the destruction of food crops has yet to be felt.

    Everyone is just getting on with it.

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