Supporting victims of TC Debbie
FAMILIES left with nothing, walls of sewage throughout homes and people forced to sleep on mouldy beds are some of the devastating scenes charity workers have seen in Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie’s wake.
As communities across Queensland and New South Wales continue to recover, those delivering vital goods and services to victims say the need for support has never been greater.
Now you can do your part to help – by securing a copy of our special souvenir publication, Defying Debbie.
Produced by the Whitsunday Times and News Regional Media, with the support of Suncorp, this 132-page gloss book follows Debbie’s trail of destruction from Bowen to Lismore and features stories of defiance, hope and local heroes, at a cost of $7.50.
Proceeds of sales will be going to the official recovery effort and will be donated to Australian charity GIVIT, which is delivering support to people in need in both states.
So far, more than 49,000 items have been purchased to help those affected via funds or donations received through www.givit.org.au.
To help the cause make sure you purchase your copy of Defying Debbie at one of your local newsagents or by calling 1300 361 604 to order direct over the phone, which is available between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Please note a $4 postage fee applies for all phone orders.
WAITING GAME: Oscar, Bel and Matilda Gater are awaiting insurance work at their Wilson’s Beach home.