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Appeal: Flooding impacts Northern Rivers Community Foundation's catchment area

Member Update
Gerlinde Scholz | March 1st 2022

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) has one of the largest footprints of a community foundation in Australia. It serves communities in seven local government areas across more than 20,000 square kilometers from Tweed to Grafton, from the coast heading inland all the way to Kyogle, Woodenbong and Casino. Most of these areas are currently under water.

Over the past three years, the people of the Northern Rivers region in northern New South Wales (NSW) have lived through drought, fires, storms, floods, and the pandemic, before this current inundation of heavy rains and flooding.

Lismore Shire, one of the areas worst affected by the current emergency, is one of the places the Northern Rivers Community Foundation operates. The Foundation’s Resilience and Regeneration Fund has been set up to enable prompt and targeted responses to disasters such as this, while also focusing on building the community’s longer term resilience and disaster preparedness.

Last year, Johan Kortenhorst, NRCF Director, provided a case study for the work the foundation has undertaken on natural disasters and community response in the region.

You can help NRCF support flood-affected communities by making a tax deductible donation.

About NRCF: The Northern Rivers Community Foundation connects people and communities to tackle challenging social and environmental problems in the Northern Rivers region, New South Wales.

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