JD Neuhaus

QRC welcomes South32’s $1 million NQ Flood Donation

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed a $1,000,000 donation by South32 to the North Queensland flood recovery.

QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said every dollar donated would help alleviate some of the pain Queenslanders are going through with this destructive flood.

“Yet again we see the resources sector digging deep when regional Queensland is in need and I sincerely thank South32 for this considerable donation which will go towards helping people who have lost homes, cars and belongings,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“South32 has strong ties to the region with nearly half of its workforce at the company’s Cannington Mine calling Townsville home. I strongly encourage everyone if they can to dig deep and donate what they can.

“This donation comes after Glencore donated $1,000,000 following Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s $200,000 donation, MMG Dugald River has since contributed $250,000 while Adani Australia has donated $100,000 lifting the total contribution from the resources sector to $2,350,000.”

The State Government has listed The Australian Red Cross Society, UnitingCare, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland as the non-government partners and said people can also donate to GIVIT.

South32 will donate the funds to the St Vincent de Paul Society and will also match any financial contributions made through the company’s employee matched giving program to support the relief efforts.

Source:  QRC

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