04 February 2011

Flood Disaster Assistance: Tzu Chi Foundation offer help to flood victims from Divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5

Victims of the Ipswich flood who live in Divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 can experience the love and hospitality of the Tzu Chi Foundation of Brisbane at a relief centre at the Ipswich Girls' Grammar School Assembly Hall this Saturday afternoon.
Goodna-based Councillor Paul Tully said the Tzu Chi Foundation had been inspirational in their assistance to flood victims and would offer free blankets, medical pack and $500 gift card per household at their relief centre at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School at the corner of Queen Victoria Parade and Chermside Road, East Ipswich.
Separate relief events will be held between 10am-12pm for Divisions 2, 3 and 4 flood victims and from 2pm-4pm for Division 5 victims.
"Local residents whose homes were flooded in Ipswich have seen a lot of grief in the past few weeks and it is tyruly inspiring to see the Origin of Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief, the Tzu Chi Foundation here offering support to our community."
Cr Tully said the relief funding had come from donations and street collections to the five Tzu Chi Foundation offices across Australia following the floods.
Cr Tully said the donated blankets were made from recycled plastic bottles at Tzu Chi Foundation's own factory in Taiwan and air-freighted to Australia.
"Lists compiled by councillors show there could be up to 1200 people to receive the relief items on Saturday.
"Residents will need to produce their driver's license or equivalent form of ID as proof of address.
"Eligible residents whose homes were seriously affected by the flood will receive a $500 debit card and a generous gift pack."
Cr Tully said Division 2, 3 and 4 flood victims should attend Ipswich Girls' Grammar School from 10am until 12pm on Saturday, February 5, to apply for this assistance. Division 5 flood victims should attend from 2pm until 4pm on the same Saturday.

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