Queensland Floods: Appeal from the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

January 18, 2011 by Community Editor
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Dr Orna Berry, Chairperson and the Executive of the Israel-Australia Chamber of Commerce  invites contributions to the Chamber’s appeal to raise funds for the flood victims of Queensland, Australia.

Many communities have been devastated, some families have lost everything including the tragic loss of life.

Thousands have been evacuated from their homes, and in many towns, locals and relief workers have taken to getting around the streets in boats.

Authorities say around 200,000 people have been affected in an area larger than France and Germany combined.

The scale of the disaster has prompted fears of disease in the largely tropical areas affected, and in some areas drinking water has been in short supply.

The floods have swamped coal mines and hit agriculture hard, washed away roads and railways and brought the country’s $50 billion coal export industry to a near standstill.

Police described the wall of water that swept through the city of Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, as an “inland instant tsunami”. Cars were tossed like toys down the street, trees uprooted and thousands of residential and commercial buildings destroyed!

At the time of writing this email, tens of people are still missing and the death toll is rising!

The Chamber will send the funds via the office of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Brisbane, Queensland.

You can donate money by credit card, cheque or bank transfer, details below. Feel free to attach a note of support which we will pass on:

Bank Name: Bank Hapolim (12)
Branch : 208 (Industry House, Tel Aviv)
Account Number: 58605
Account Name: Israel-Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Chamber of Commerce

Israel-Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Chamber of Commerce
POB 50473
Tel-Aviv 61500

Please provide credit card number, name on the card and expiry date.

Thank you for your support.

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