January 11, 2011 Leave a comment
First National Real Estate has launched a fundraising appeal through the First National Foundation, pledging that all funds raised will go to Australian Red Cross Emergency Services in support of people affected by the Queensland and Western Australia floods.
First National Foundation is committed to the support of Australian Red Cross Emergency Services and, through the fundraising efforts of First National Real Estate agents nationally, has already donated over $1 million towards the preparation of Australian communities for natural disasters such as those currently being experienced.
Funds donated provide real assistance on the ground such as helping Red Cross Emergency Services to coordinate the National Registration and Enquiry System that assists families, friends and relatives to locate each other.
3,919 people have already used the NRIS system currently being operated by Red Cross in Queensland. Red Cross is also assisting with recovery in Bundaberg, Dalby, Warwick, Chinchilla, Emerald and is on standby to provide additional support where necessary.
Red Cross is also distributing practical resources and useful tips to help Queenslanders and Western Australiansbegin cleaning up after floods. The ‘Cleaning Up After Flooding’ booklet helps households start the process, both practically and emotionally, but with a firm eye on safety.
Issued by: First National Real Estate
For further information contact National Communications Manager, Stewart Bunn from First National Real Estate on 1800 032 332