The floods that have impacted central and northern Victoria have caused significant damage to many people’s homes and businesses and public infrastructure. Many thousands of people have already responded, with direct support and solidarity, through their involvement in organisations like the SES and CFA and informally through local support networks and just chipping in to help neighbours and the broader community. Disasters often bring out the best in people.
Here are some ways to support those who have been impacted.
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is working in partnership with Members to aid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who have been impacted by the devastating flood events across the state.
From Tuesday 18 October, the VACCHO roller doors will be open for donations of items of good quality clothing, blankets, non-perishable food items, and toiletries. In particular, VACCHO is appealing for donations of children’s clothing, and warm clothing including puffer jackets and windbreakers.
Donations can be made at the VACCHO office at 17-23 Sackville Street Collingwood between 9am and 4pm.
The donations will be distributed to Communities in flood affected areas across Victoria in collaboration with Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation.
Mooroopna Indigenous Community fundraiser
This fundraiser has been put together provide much needed support to Indigenous community members in Mooroopna, my Aunty Marilyn Saunders & her children and grandchildren, and cousin Kyra Cashion and 3 children under the age of 5.
Their family homes have both been severely impacted by the recent floods in Mooroopna.
A grassroots effort: A facebook group for people to join to help communities along the Maribyrnong River in Melbourne clean up after the river broke its banks and flooded many houses.
A very active facebook group for people in the Castlemaine area – lots of mutual aid and practical solidarity going on.
Skipton Community Flood Appeal
Our tiny town, Skipton has been faced with yet another flood - homes and businesses were totally submerged.
We are beyond devastated for our community who need to rebuild their lives while we rebuild our town.
The Lions club of Skipton have created a flood relief appeal committee and this page to raise as much as we can to support them. Any contribution, big or small will go a long way in helping our families, friends, our community to rebuild their home, their lives and own town and anything will be greatly appreciated
Somerset Farm Fundraiser
Echuca Moama community page
Lots of local info sharing and support.
State wide support
This is a good list of resources from our friends at Co-Op Power.
Food Bank Victoria
Providing food to flood affected communities.
Donations for recovery - GIVIT
GIVIT is the smart way to give to support recovery after devastating storms and flooding across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Please do not send unrequested donations to impacted areas.
Unrequested donations hinder recovery efforts. Together we can ensure quality donations do not go to waste. GIVIT captures all donation offers online, where you can see and give exactly what's needed.
Please send us additional contacts - especially First Nation and grassroots projects.
This is just a start. Please feel free to send through links to be added to this list: [email protected]