In the wake of the devastating floods that recently besieged eastern Australia, Isuzu Ute Australia (IUA) has donated $100,000 plus an Isuzu D-Max LS-U+ ute – that sold under the hammer for $79,000 – to the Australian Red Cross QLD and NSW Floods Appeal.
Following severe flash flooding across the two states, tens of thousands of Australians have been left without homes, belongings, power and in some cases hope – unsure of when they will be able to recover.
Donations to the QLD and NSW Floods Appeal are enabling the Red Cross to help with evacuation and relief centres and support people and communities in recovering from the devastating impacts.
On Saturday March 12, television networks Seven, Nine and Ten joined forces with the Australian Red Cross to raise additional funds at the ‘Australia Unites: Australian Red Cross Flood Appeal’ Telethon.
Testament to the generosity of Australians in helping their compatriots in need, a staggering $25.2M was raised that day.
During the Telethon, IUA pledged $100,000 and auctioned off an Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U+ ute that sold for $79,000; with proceeds donated in full to the Floods Appeal.
“With much of QLD and NSW impacted by these recent floods, my thoughts and well wishes go out to all those who have been affected, said IUA Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.
“I hope you continue to stay safe and can recover from these devastations as quickly as possible.”
In times like these, Sato San continued, it is encouraging to see the whole country come together in support of those who need our help and to rally behind charities like the Australian Red Cross that can further provide the help that is needed.
“IUA is honoured to help where we can and we encourage other Australians to do the same,” he said.
To date, over 550 Red Cross personnel and volunteers have been active in the emergency response, assisting over 11,000 community members.
With close to $30 million raised so far for the QLD and NSW Floods Appeal, and with the generous ongoing support of the Australian population at large, the Australian Red Cross will continue to help many more people who have been affected by the floods.