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:
- Best place to get up todate information on the floods is www.facebook.com/queenslandpolice
- If you want to volunteer you can call 07 3002 7600 or visit www.volunteeringaustralia.org
- You can also send your donations through to the Queensland Government at www.qld.gov.au/floods/