Pubs rally for flood relief

29 March, 2021 by Andy Young

AHA NSW has joined forces with the St Vincent de Paul Society with the ‘When it rains, we pour’ fundraising campaign to raise much needed funds for areas impacted by severe flooding in NSW.

To kick the campaign off AHA NSW has donated $25,000 and CEO John Whelan said he hopes it is just the beginning.

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“The severe weather across NSW in the last week has caused widespread damage,” he said.

“People have been left homeless, they have lost businesses, and many are left with astronomical clean-up bills,” he said.

“Pubs are the hearts of their communities and as an industry we want to do what we can to help.”

Funds raised will be used by Vinnies to provide immediate assistance via food, clothing, household goods and other everyday necessities to people who’ve been evacuated from their homes or are impacted by the floods.

Funds will also be used to help support people rebuild their lives over the long-term.

The ‘When it rains, we pour’ campaign website allows pubs and individual patrons to donate directly to Vinnies.

Visit: https://my.fundraise.vinniesnsw.org.au/fundraise-your-way/when-it-rains-we-pour for more information.