Let’s learn from the crises - Vinnies
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is calling on Australians to maintain the spirit of solidarity so powerfully displayed in the flood crises that continue to affect Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
"We wish to extend a huge thanks to all the people who are generously supporting us. We continue to be inspired by the kindness and goodwill of the people of Australia," Chief Executive Dr John Falzon said.
"We have been overwhelmed with donations of goods and are at the point where our transport and storage facilities, particularly in Queensland, are completely overstretched. Other donations can be made online at http://www.vinnies.org.au/ or on 13 18 12.
"The St Vincent de Paul Society wishes to highlight the valuable lesson from these disasters: that people pulling together is what makes the difference. As a volunteer organisation we wish to pay tribute to the spirit of solidarity displayed not only by our own members in flood-affected areas but by all the people who are coming forward to give their time and love.
"We continue to welcome new members and supporters to assist us in our practical work with people whose lives have been turned upside-down by these floods.
"It is our deepest wish that this spirit of solidarity remains alive well beyond this crisis period and that we all remember that it is compassion that creates a strong Australian community."
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