Australia: Foster's donates $500,000 to flood victims

12 January, 2011

Foster’s Group has committed $500,000 to help Queensland flood victims.

A statement from the company said: “The Queensland floods have devastated homes, livelihoods and taken lives across the state, with the current threat far from over.

“Many Foster’s employees have spent the last days and weeks supporting friends and family, assisting customers to repair and maintain businesses, with many preparing their own homes for potential flooding. The recovery effort is likely to continue for many months.”

To support these efforts, the business has said it is to commit $500,000 in cash and kind to be donated via–

• a donation to the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Fund;

• direct assistance to employees and their families who been affected by the floods;

• distribution of non-alcohol products to emergency workers and affected residents; and

• matching employee donations to the relief fund.

The company has also advised customers that “allowing for the safety and practicability of delivery and the availability of customers to receive orders, production and distribution facilities for South East Queensland still continue to operate”.





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