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  1. Floods in Australia - how you can help

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    Floods in Australia - how you can help


    The current flooding in the Australian state of Queensland demonstrates just how destructive Mother Nature can be, with three quarters of the state being declared a disaster zone. To date the floods have taken the lives of at least 19 people, with more feared to be confirmed. Countless lives have been destroyed due to their homes being destroyed by the flooding. But there is a way you can help.

    Australian Red Cross Australia has had several hundred staff and volunteers on the ground assisting with the response since the first evacuation centre opened on the 27th December 2010. It is also working in coordination with emergency response agencies to assist people through the recovery process at recovery centres. If you would like to make a donation please visit the special page set up on Queensland Government's website.

    If your booking has been affected by the floods, or you have enquiry about your booking, you can email our customer service department at customerservice@hostelworld.com.

  2. 2 Comments so far.

    Thor said on 17/01/2011 at 9:26pm

    Hi guys, While over here in Stockholm it's not the easiest to help out the unfortunate people in QLD in person, we're having an Australia Day Party at The Liffey Irish Pub to celebrate Australia Day with the locals and raise some money to help out. In light of the terrible floods that are tearing through Queensland right now, Arsta Swans will be donating Entry proceeds to the QLD "Premier's Flood Relief Appeal", which supports the the victims of the Queensland floods. Even though we are over the other side of the world, we can still lend a hand! Find all information at the Årsta Swans AFL Club's Australia Day 2011 Party, Stockholm website. If you're in Stockholm then, stop by

    Chill Backpackers said on 16/01/2011 at 11:34pm

    Life gets back to "normal" again. Shops are reopening, roads into Brisbane are open again as well. How ironic it is at the moment, the weather is gorgeous. Blue skies galore. Please get to Brisbane. The local economy needs you to get back onto their feet again.

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