In the wake of the devastating flooding in the Townsville region, Australian mining companies have dug deep to support Queensland families and small businesses in flood-stricken areas.
Following Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s $200,000 donation last week to begin the financial contribution to non-government organisation partners, Australian Red Cross Society, UnitingCare, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, the resources industry has stepped up and followed suit.
Glencore has donated $1 million, MMG Dugald River has contributed $250,000, Adani Australia has donated $100,000 and most recently South32 donated $1 million to the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s flood appeal to assist with food and accommodation.
South32 Cannington mine Vice President of Operations Rob Jackson said nearly 50 per cent of its workforce resided in and around Townsville.
“We are hearing heart-breaking stories from our people about the impact this event has had on their lives,” Mr Jackson said.
“The clean-up and flood remediation work will take time and will have long-term effects on the residents of Townsville. We need to support this.”
Additionally, South32 has stated that they will match any financial contributions made via the company’s employee matched giving program to support the relief efforts.
If you wish to give to a charity raising funds to assist regions affected, please consider giving a monetary donation online or by phone, here.