In mid to late March 2021, extreme rainfall in Australia’s east led to almost unprecedented flooding, with much of New South Wales being impacted. Indeed, some part of the Sydney metropolitan area received their worst flooding in over 60 years, with NSW government officials describing it as a once in a lifetime event. The south-eastern corner of Queensland was also impacted. More than 18,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes and over 1,000 flood rescues were performed by emergency services.
In Sydney, the worst affected areas included Penrith and surrounding areas such as Windsor, while the mid-north coast towns of Taree and Kempsey were also severely impacted. For the residents of Kempsey and surrounds, this was a huge setback, coming just 18 months after the Black Summer bushfires of 2019. Again, Brothers In Need was proactive in assisting those affected by the floods in terms of financial support and donating food and other items to assist those whose lives were turned upside down by an event declared by the federal government as a “natural disaster”.
Communities have been completely cut off due to flood waters and landslides, and although weather conditions have eased there are still major flood warnings and evacuation orders in place for several areas across the State.
We aim to provide as many families as possible with all the help we can provide in order for them to live and get by.
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Flood Crisis Appeal
In mid to late March 2021, extreme rainfall in Australia’s east led to almost unprecedented flooding
Homeless Outreach Programs
It’s a sad fact that homelessness is on the rise in Australia and there were almost 38,000 people in NSW in the Census who were classified as being homeless
Respite Centre Programs
We are very proud of our respite program, where once a month a number of our volunteers visit the My Home Disability Centre
The ‘Soup Kitchen’ initiative sees our regular volunteers combine with other members of the community who generously give
Visiting the Sick
Visiting the sick - either at home or in hospital - can provide the sick person with a huge psychological boost.
It was the late, great Nelson Mandela who said: “the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow” and at Brothers In Need
Return and Earn
The Return And Earn initiative was introduced by the state government in late 2017 as a practical way of reducing the volume of litter
Because of its climate, Australia is a nation which is extremely vulnerable when it comes to bushfires.
Australia has always been a country which is prone to drought, and over the past quarter of a century
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many families and individuals losing jobs.
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