02/11/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/10/2019 19:03
The BHP Foundation has donated AU$250,000 to the Australian Red Cross to support flood disaster relief efforts in North Queensland, Australia.
The size and scale of the flood is unprecedented. With more than a metre of rain falling in nine days, floodwaters have inundated an area greater than 800,000 km². It's damaged homes, isolated communities and displaced people across the region.
The Foundation's donation will help the Australian Red Cross provide immediate support through evacuation centres, coordination of recovery centres, emergency volunteer crews and by providing food and water to those impacted.