With the recent Flooding in Queensland, there are many thousands of people who have been displaced or lost their homes and possessions. Some of these have been able to find temporary accommodation with family, friends and aid organisations, but there are still many who are living in emergency accommodation and relief centres.
Few of us can imagine the loss that many of these people have faced, and the ongoing peoblems many will continue to deal with for some time to come. One of they ways they can start on the road to recovery from these natural disasters is to start trying to return to a normal life - doing the day to day things they are used to. However, without a home to return to, and few options of one in the near future, for many this is simply not possible.
HelpOut was established to help victims of the recent Australian natural disasters to get in touch with people within their own communities wanting to help - by offering their home, hospitality and hearts as a way to get a break from the aftermath of the devastation, and as a reminder that people do care, there is hope, and that things can and will get better.
If you are located in or near communities that have recently suffered from natural disaters, instead of registering your spare space for storage, please consider registering a spare room, or anything else – material or otherwise – and offering victims some free valuable and much needed help to rest, get back on their feet and start rebuilding their lives.
If you would like to help but are unsure of what you could offer, take a look at our HelpOut Suggestions page for inspriration.