Charity to join Logan disaster recovery
Published: 19 December 2014
Logan City has further strengthened its disaster recovery by securing the assistance of a national online charity to manage donated goods in times of need.
Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Chair Mayor Pam Parker and GIVIT CEO Juliette Wright signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week to work together to identify and, if necessary, broker donations to meet specific community needs.
"In the past when Logan City has been struck by disaster, the overwhelming generosity of our city has come to the fore," Cr Parker said.
"By using GIVIT, all offers of assistance can be well managed to ensure our most vulnerable and worst affected are able to access what they need."
Established in 2009, GIVIT supports more than 950 charities and has facilitated the donation of more than 126,000 items to impoverished Australians.
"GIVIT is looking forward to working closely with Logan City Council to support local residents in need," Ms Wright said.
"Logan has a strong sense of community and GIVIT can harness this generosity and help provide valuable assistance in the form of essential items – from furniture to bedding, to clothing and school supplies.
"There are currently 46 charities and not-for-profits within the region already utilising the GIVIT service and we hope this partnership helps grow that number, encouraging more organisations to secure the support of GIVIT," she said.
Individuals and corporates can see exactly what is required by vulnerable members of our community by simply visiting www.givit.org.au.
Items can be donated into GIVIT's virtual warehouse, where they remain until needed, saving council valuable resources.