The Lismore City Council has received almost 400 applications for flood assistance through the Lismore Flood Appeal.
The Lismore Flood Appeal Steering Committee will now assess applications and determine how to allocate the appeal funds, which total around $250,000.
The council will need to sign off on the allocation process at its 13 June meeting to ensure compliance under the Local Government Act 1993. The council will then distribute funds immediately.
‘We are meeting this week to determine the best and fairest way to allocate funds,’ Lismore Flood Appeal co-chair Eddie Lloyd said.
‘If people have been thinking of giving to the appeal but haven’t got around to it, now is the time to do so. The bigger the final pool of money, the more support we can provide.
‘We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the Lismore Flood Appeal so far. People’s compassion and genuine desire to help others after the flood has been inspirational to watch.”
The Lismore Flood Appeal will close on 31 May. There are several ways people can still contribute:
WEBSITE – donate at www.gofundme.com/lismorefloodappeal
BANK DEPOSIT – deposit directly into the Lismore Flood Appeal account:
Lismore City Council Flood Appeal Account
Account Number: 10864633
IN PERSON – over the counter at the Lismore City Council Chambers, 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah.