The Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, a partnership between NRCF and Byron Community Centre, raised an incredible $1,308,655 in a matter of weeks.
This money means 103 grants (as of May 11, 2022) have reached community organisations who are imbedded, trusted and already connected on the ground in flood affected Northern Rivers.
One of those recipients is DAISI
After such an impactful and traumatic time we’ve had across the Northern Rivers, the significance of mental health and the need for support and comfort is prominent and evident. It’s essential that we as a community can share where we’re at and what we’re going through, with an ear to listen.
DAISI Services Limited @daisi_services is an award-winning community based charity providing independent information, support and services to a diverse range of people across most of the Northern Rivers region and Gold Coast QLD. DAISI’s skilled team work with people experiencing disadvantage, particularly those with disabilities people who are ageing, and their families and carers.
During this time, DAISI have been providing satellite support across our flood affected region, and are using the funding to establish a mobile service utilising camper vans, which allows their team to be present in areas of need, they perhaps otherwise wouldn’t be able to service. Having an ear to listen is crucial in the recovery of our community.
“This funding is extraordinarily helpful in keeping boots on the ground – the ability for us to continue to go out and provide support services, whether just being at a location, or more strategically, allocating people to locations and spaces with more regular presence. It just means we can actually respond. Because the services like ours are finite.” – Trent, Chairperson