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In The Dioceses Natural disasters

One year after devastating floods, Lismore slowly rebuilds 

A year after record floodwaters devastated Lismore, the Northern Rivers town is rebuilding, even though it’s happening at a frustratingly slow pace for many residents. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Charity Natural disasters

Money raised at festival to go to victims of NSW floods

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has announced proceeds from this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral event will go directly towards providing relief and recovery to the victims of the New South Wales flood disaster. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Charity In The Dioceses Natural disasters

Molong’s Ukrainian refugees return the favour

Little did the volunteers preparing a home for Ukrainian refugees in central west New South Wales know that just weeks later they would find themselves homeless and in need of charity from those they had welcomed. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Natural disasters South East Asia

More than 50,000 Indonesians displaced by deadly earthquake

Caritas agencies are responding after more than 50,000 people were displaced in the wake of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake that struck Indonesia this week. Source: Caritas Australia.

Appeal Natural disasters

Bishop McKenna launches Bathurst flood appeal

Bathurst Bishop Michael McKenna has launched an appeal for people and communities in Central West New South Wales who have been devastated by recent floods.

Charity Natural disasters

Government extends emergency relief funding for charities

Charities struggling to cope with natural disasters will have a financial lifeline extended, as floods continue to wreak havoc across Australia. Source: Canberra Times.

Charity Natural disasters

Vinnies launches Victoria flood appeal

As the rains came down, rivers swelled and floods began to affect Victorian communities in recent weeks, the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria was contacted by people wanting to help. Source: Melbourne Catholic.