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July 14, 2024

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At least some people in Mullum haven’t lost their sense of humour. Photo Simon Haslam.

In response to the devastating floods in the area, last week The Echo started a flood appeal to get money where it is needed ASAP. As at 3pm on Monday 7 March the fund had raised almost $15,000 and has already transferred $13,500 to the bank accounts of grassroots organisations: $4,000 to local flood recovery services in Mullumbimby, $2500 in Ballina, $4000 in Lismore and $3000 in Murwillumbah.

The Echo General Manager Simon Haslam said that the fund will distribute further monies raised as quickly as possible, after consultation with community organisations actively helping people affected by the 2022 flooding.

The Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre is setting up the flood recovery centre in the Civic Hall as they prepare to support the next phase of the flood recovery. Photo Aslan Shand

Last week the fund supported the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre with $2,000 and then another $2,000 this week.

Mr Haslam said The Echo has been established for over 30 years in this community and will distribute 100 per cent of donations without any deduction.

‘We will prioritise organisations who also directly distribute these monetary donations without charging any fees.’

To donate to the appeal visit the GoFundMe page.

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