08 Mar 2022
Emergency Flood Appeals
Dear sisters and brothers,
Re: Emergency Flood Appeals
Grace and peace, I hope this note finds you well.
In recent weeks, heavy rain has submerged some part of New South Wales and Queensland affecting many people and families. You may personally know people who have been affected.
The Appeals available are:
1. The Diocese of Lismore have launched its 2022 Flood Appeal for people who would like to donate in support of Northern NSW. Details can be found here: Catholic Diocese of Lismore (lismorediocese.org)
2. The St Vincent de Paul Society has launched Emergency Flood Appeals for those affected so they can begin to assist with immediate needs. Details of this Appeal can be found here: Flood appeal - St Vincent de Paul Society - Good Works (vinnies.org.au)
I ask that you inform your communities of these Appeals.
Further to this, it could be an opportune time to inform and educate people around the effects of climate change and the importance of an integral ecology.
We continue to offer our prayers and support for those affected by this situation.
Archbishop Patrick O'Regan