Isuzu Ute Australia has announced it has donated $100,000 along with a D-MAX LS-U+ Ute, which sold at a charity auction for $79,000—to the Australian Red Cross’ QLD and NSW Floods Appeal, following the recent devastation caused by floods ravaging across regions of QLD and NSW.
Isuzu Ute Australia (IUA) joined the effort to provide some reprieve for those affected, by the flood crisis that was brought on by the barrage of storms and rainfall that caused flash flooding across two states, leaving tens of thousands of Australians without homes, belongings, power and more, leaving them unsure of when they will be able to recover.
Donations to the QLD and NSW Floods Appeal will enable the Red Cross to help with evacuation and relief centres and support people and communities to recover from the devastating impacts.
On Saturday, 12th March, television Networks Seven, Nine and Ten, all joined forces with the Australian Red Cross to raise additional funds at the ‘Australia Unites: Australian Red Cross Flood Appeal’ Telethon.
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 the 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 those who have been affected, I hope you continue to stay safe and can recover from these devastations as quickly as possible,” said Isuzu UTE Australia managing director, Hiroyasu Sato.
“In times like these, 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 who can further provide the help that is needed,” said Sato San.
“Isuzu UTE Australia is honoured to help where we can and encourage other Australians to do the same,” he said.
To date, more than 550 Red Cross personnel and volunteers have been active in the emergency response, allowing them to assist over 11,000 community members.
With close to $30 million raised so far for the QLD and NSW Floods Appeal, alongside Australia’s continued support, the Australian Red Cross is sure to help many more people who have been affected by these floods.