Sup­port­ing vic­tims of TC Deb­bie

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

WAIT­ING GAME: Os­car, Bel and Matilda Gater are await­ing in­surance work at their Wil­son’s Beach home.

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