Communities getting back on their feet after Central West NSW Floods
One Year On | Central West NSW Floods | GIVIT's Impact
In spring 2022, an extremely fast flooding event hit the towns of Eugowra, Forbes, Molong and Cudal in Central West New South Wales. One year on GIVIT is continuing to work with the NSW Government and support organisations to get people back on their feet.
32,752 Items & services provided to flood-impacted communities
49 Organisations have received donated items, services or vouchers
$1.62m In donated funds already spent buying essential items and services
People we've helped
Elderly couple Jan* and Steve* (names changed) lost all their household items in the floods. Steve has severe mobility issues and is currently in rehabilitation.
GIVIT provided new furniture, appliances and bedding. Among the most important items provided was a new laptop for Jan and Steve to stay in touch with family and health services.
GIVIT has also provided:
- Furniture, appliances and bedding for a recently widowed woman who is living in a caravan while her house is repaired,
- Toys, educational items, books and art supplies to the flood-impacted Eugowra Community Children's Centre, and
- Supplies to repair the iconic Eugowra Murals (video below).
A single dad and his teenage daughter were living in a caravan after their rental unit on the Forbes River was inundated.
Forced to move multiple times already, GIVIT provided vouchers for food, petrol, clothes and kitchen items to make this tough time a little easier for the dad and his daughter.
GIVIT has also provided:
- A water system, trade services, vouchers for food, fuel, clothing and furniture for a woman who underwent major surgery while Forbes was flooded, and returned home from hospital to find her house devastated and,
- Food, fuel, clothing, appliances and furniture for an immune-compromised woman and her hearing-impaired family member who were living in a caravan during their recovery.
A family of four lost everything in the floods, followed by their home itself as it burned down due to water in the electrical system (image for illustrative purposes only).
GIVIT provided this family with groceries, fuel, clothing and furniture to help them with the mammoth task of getting back on their feet and rebuilding.
GIVIT has also:
- Provided vouchers for food and fuel for a mum of three who has lost work due to her place of employment being flooded,
- Covered the cost of children from a Molong school to attend a leadership trip to Sydney, and
- Provided vouchers to Molong IGA, distributed by a health service to flood-impacted locals to help them put Christmas lunch on the table.
Thank you messages from organisations and recipients
We're so grateful for the help of the GIVIT vouchers. It really relieved the financial pressure so we could focus on getting our lives back together after the floods.
Like many families we had to replace everything. They have enabled us to get back into our home sooner, I really don't know how we would have done it without the help of the GIVIT vouchers.
Your help at the time of the disaster right through to today has helped us empower these most affected not only purchase desperately needed items but show them at such a vulnerable time that people really do care...
Our Auxillary knows all too well as myself and many of our members were directly affected by the natural disaster events, the support from GIVIT has been a true blessing in our Shire's darkest days and to continue to walk through the journey with us has not been unnoticed. We cannot convey how much GIVIT has helped our Shire and we will be forever grateful.
I just wanted to pass on our sincere gratitude to GIVIT for all the support and generosity they have provided us since losing our home. Their gifts have eased some of the financial burden we were facing when having to start over with two small children. Not having to worry whether we can afford groceries, fuel, clothing, even furniture, in such an uncertain time was such a relief.
Organisations like GIVIT are such an invaluable service to people struggling after disaster.
I hope that everyone involved with the organisation is recognised and rewarded for the roles they play in helping families put their lives back together.
Thank you so very much, for everything.
This is such an overdue note but wanted to say an enormous thanks to you and your crew for all the generosity to our town over the floods here at Cudal. Your vouchers were all given out that week to the worst affected homes and all were very well received.
Impact report: Central West NSW Floods
Thanks to our floods supporters
GIVIT's impact in the recovery from the Central West floods is possible thanks to our National Partner, NRMA Insurance. GIVIT’s recovery work is possible thanks to our contract with the NSW Government.
We'd also like to thank our generous supporters listed below who have made donations of $50,000 or more to GIVIT (as at 14 June 2023) to assist people impacted by the floods - Bankstown District Sports Club, Buy From The Bush, Charter Hall, Coles, IAG, IMA, ISPT, Melbourne Racing Club Foundation, RACV, Tabcorp, TOYOTA Australia and Victoria Racing Club.
Data on this webpage as at 31 October 2023.
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