The New South Wales Government is urging people to take advantage of its official partnership with national not-for-profit charity platform GIVIT when donating money and goods and services to those affected by the state’s floods.
The NSW Government and GIVIT will work together alongside charities to assess and advise what critical and immediate material support is needed.
They will also assist with managing donated money and offers of goods and services.
Resilience NSW Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said people are encouraged to help communities in times of need and the best way they can do this is via the official donations channel.
“Our partnership with GIVIT allows councils, outreach teams, local charities and community groups to tell us exactly what’s needed.
Then, we work to meet these needs through an online warehouse or by purchasing requested items locally using donated funds,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said one of the key things is that people don’t take unrequested items into storm and flood-impacted areas.
“We need to ensure local charities and recovery organisations aren’t inundated with donations they don’t need,” Mr Elliott said.
Donate and learn more about GIVIT’s ‘Severe Storms and Flooding’ appeal