According to a report released by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities, the total costs of natural disasters in Australia is forecast to increase from $18.2 billion to $39 billion per year by 2050.
And something even worse than these staggering numbers is the footprint that natural disasters, like floods and bushfires, leave on the lives of people affected by them. Recovering from a catastrophe like this is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome.
Australian Red Cross disaster relief & Recovery
This summer we are teaming up with Australian Red Cross to support their Disaster Relief & Recovery efforts. The program is specifically designed to help communities recover from natural disasters that repeatedly occur during summer in Australia.
Red Cross has been supporting Australians in a variety of ways since 1914 and has been recognised as being the first disaster response organisation in Australia.
‘HELP US GIVE BACK THIS SUMMER’ PROMOTION
To commemorate our 20 years anniversary, MHIAA will be donating $20 on every air conditioner that is purchased and registered from 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019.
Funds raised will provide valuable support for Red Cross’ Emergency Service teams to work in recovery centres, visit homes, attend events and support community activities to provide both practical and emotional support and information.
The program will also help to assist with community recovery by helping communities understand and plan their recovery process; and supports governments and agencies to ensure on good practice in community recovery.
Can I donate more?
Absolutely! By donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery you are providing valuable support.
Your donation will train staff and aid workers, help those affected in outback towns, metropolitan cities or small Pacific islands – whether you hear about it in the news or not.
But not only that. Australian Red Cross’ program maintains stocks of critical disaster response equipment including water filtration, shelter, hygiene and cooking kits for use in international emergencies
Join us and support Australians in need. Make the difference today!