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Jul 13th
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Flood Assistance with Love

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After recent torrents, Wagga Wagga in southwest NSW is facing its most severe flooding in 125 years.  With nearly 10,000 residents forced off their homes and thousand houses in the vicinity damaged by floods, volunteers from Tzu Chi Foundation offered their help.  On March 7th to 9th and 15th to 19th, they went to North Wagga Wagga, Griffith, and Yenda to assess the extent of the damages and what they can do to help.  In the process, a limited amount of aid materiel was handed out to 154 affected families.  In total, 437 blankets, 154 first aid kits, and 186 cash cards with face values of $86,400 were distributed to 437 residents with the help of 35 volunteers.

Another distribution has been planned for this coming Saturday (March 24th) at the Yenda Digger Club for the 470 families in Yenda and Yoogali areas.  With their main industries of agriculture and grazing devastated by floods, primary producers suffer significant economic losses and their employees face endangered job future.  Due to its topography, water will recede slowly at Yenda.  Recovery will be long and arduous.  As part of its assistance program, Tzu Chi has commenced a series of fundraising appeals through its 6 offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, and Perth.

Donations to this appeal are deductible against Australian income tax.

How to donate:
1. By cheque – payable to Tzu Chi Foundation Australia. It can be sent to any Tzu Chi offices in Australia. Please state clearly on the back of the cheque:
. Donor’s name and address, phone number, and email address
. Purpose of donation (i.e. for Australia Flood Relief)
. Your contact at Tzu Chi (if known)
2. In person to our offices (cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard).
3. By direct debit to bank account, Visa or MasterCard – please contact our office for prescribed form to complete.  Then fax or email it to the address shown on the bottom of the form.
4. At http://www.everydayhero.com.au/tzuchi_aus_nswflood2012

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