Bankwest Foundation announces partnership with GIVIT

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12 April 2016

Big boost for disaster recovery in WA

Disaster recovery aid distribution expert GIVIT is setting up in Western Australia after signing a significant new partnership with the Bankwest Foundation.

The agreement follows WA’s worst bushfire season on record and will transform the way disaster recovery is managed in the state.

Red Cross executive director WA Steve Joske CSC said the new partnership would ensure that GIVIT is on hand in WA to assist state agencies and charities in times of need by managing offers of donated goods and services during the recovery phase after a disaster.

“While the generosity of the WA public can always be relied upon in times of disaster it can place a strain on organisations who then need to disperse any donated goods to the people most in need,” Mr Joske said.

“The GIVIT scheme aims do all this during and after a disaster, ensuring the generous donations from people and communities marries with the needs of people directly affected by disasters. Australian Red Cross has worked with GIVIT in Queensland and we have seen how it can make a real difference in people’s lives.”

For more information contact:

Sarah Hopps
Bankwest Senior Manager, Media & Communications
(08) 9369 8259/ 0416 526 421


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