Philanthropy Australia is thinking of all those in Christchurch who have been affected by the massive earthquake that hit the city on Tuesday. To those who have lost family and friends, to those who have lost property, and to the many who are so traumatised by the devastation, we are thinking of you. We have close ties with Philanthropy New Zealand and are aware that many Trusts and Foundations and non-profit organisations will be working over the next days, months and years to comfort, assist and rebuild in Christchurch.
Australians wishing to make tax-deductible donations in response to the earthquake can do so via the Australian Red Cross New Zealand Earthquake 2011 Appeal. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. The Australian Red Cross is an item 1 DGR and the Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, has declared the earthquake a disaster for tax purposes.
For those looking for information on the disaster and its effects, Google has an excellent page of resources. This includes the Christchurch Person Finder, for those seeking information on family and friends.
Feb. 24, 2011
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