BOQ donates $150K to bushfire and flood victims


 

Bank of Queensland today announced a $100,000 donation to the victims of the Victorian bushfires and $50,000 to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.
   
“We have been shocked and saddened, like all Australians, by the tragic loss of life in Victoria and hope that our donation of $100,000 will go some way to helping the survivors,” said BOQ Managing Director David Liddy.

 

“Our thoughts go out to those personally impacted by the fires, from those who have lost loved ones, homes, and also to the incredible fire-fighters who put their lives at risk.”

 

‘It is a terrible irony that at the same time Victoria is being ravaged by these fires, in North Queensland people are losing homes, and in some cases, lives, to devastating floods.”

 

“We are donating $50,000 to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal to help those impacted by the floods, and hope it goes some way to re-building homes and helping the victims get their lives back on track.”

 

Bank of Queensland branches around the country are accepting donations to both the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

 

“All of our branches will be accepting donations for the victims of the fires, which will go to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal,” said Mr Liddy.

 

"Our employees are also getting behind the appeal through personal donations, fundraising activities and a national casual dress down day.

 

“We are also offering hardship assistance to any BOQ customers who have been impacted by the fires. 

 

“I encourage any BOQ customer experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the fires or the floods to contact their nearest BOQ branch to discuss how we can help out.  Our hardship provisions offer a range of alternatives to help relieve some of the financial burden during this terrible time.

 

“BOQ branches will also be cashing Victorian Department of Human Service (DHS) cheques for any bushfire victims in our BOQ branches around the country, to provide some immediate relief to the victims of this devastating tragedy.”

 

Bank of Queensland branches around the country are accepting donations to both the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

 

Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal

 

How to donate

 

Visit any Bank of Queensland branch or deposit your donation into our appeal account:

 

Account name: Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Account number: 20855766
BSB: 124-001

 

Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal

 

How to donate

 

Visit any Bank of Queensland branch or deposit your donation into our appeal account:

Account name: BOQ Disaster Relief Appeal Account
Account number: 20800192
BSB: 124-001