Bishop’s Flood and Drought Relief Appeals

As a nation, we have been through a lot of uncertainty and anxiety over the past twelve months.

As the devasting impact of the drought found its way into the record books, we were confronted with, and impacted by, what seemed like a Spring and Summer of endless bushfires—the likes of which none of us have ever seen. Then the floods came affecting many communities still recovering from the devastating fires. And then, as many of us were planning to visit and support these communities, we were told to stay away, then to stay at home because we were in a pandemic, again, the likes of which none of us have ever known.

These last few months have been a very unusual time for all of us, and our country and particularly our community have been very much in my prayers.

Many have asked how we can practically help those in our diocese who have been impacted the most by these events.

One way is to support the various agencies and charities who are active in our diocese providing valuable pastoral and financial support to the most vulnerable.

The diocese is holding a local Flood Relief Appeal and a local Drought Relief Appeal to assist these agencies in this important work. Your support would be appreciated. See below for more details and links to donate. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

Together we pray that the provision of additional counselling services and financial support will bring opportunities that will build healing, resilience and hope for all.

Yours in Christ

Most Rev Brian G Mascord DD
BISHOP OF WOLLONGONG

Bishop’s Flood Relief Appeal

Your generous gift will help ensure that much needed pastoral and financial support will be provided to people living in our local communities who have been impacted by the recent floods, especially those in bushfire affected areas who are experiencing hardship for yet another time this year. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

Donate now

Bishop’s Drought Relief Appeal

Your generous gift will help ensure that much needed pastoral and practical support will be provided to people living in our local communities who have been, and continue to be, impacted by the devastating effects of a record-breaking drought. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

Donate now