Donation channels now available to help those affected by recent floods

Published: 10 June 2021

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Ashburton District Council has set up two donation channels after receiving an outpouring of support from communities and individuals from all over the country, wanting to help lives and livelihoods that have been affected by recent floods.

A Givealittle page and a bank account have been set up for people to make donations.

Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown said the impact of the flooding on the district is still emerging and farmers in the most affected areas have been working around the clock to restore their operations.

"They have a big job on their hands in the weeks and months ahead, and they need all the help they can get.

"I’ve been hearing from mayors all over the country offering support and there are people too, who want to help those that have been affected in our district, by way of donation," he added.

People interested in making a financial donation can do so via an official flood relief Westpac bank account (03-1592-0521970-04) or through the Givealittle page that has been set up by Council.

Ashburton district people affected by the flooding and needing assistance are being encouraged to apply for Emergency Relief Funding on the Council's website (ashburtondc.govt.nz).

A wide range of agencies, including the Rural Support Trust, the Ministry for Primary Industries, and the Ministry for Social Development, are also offering support and being facilitated, in part, through Council's recovery efforts.

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