BUSINESS COMMUNITY BUILDS SOLIDARITY
Written on the 11 February 2011
CORPORATIONS across Queensland are banding together to aid the massive flood clean-up operations which may end up costing the economy $13 billion through lost productivity and damaged infrastructure.
Brisbane insurance assessment company Stream Group has donated $10,000. Assessors have been flown into Queensland from New Zealand and CEO Don McKenzie conceded that resources will be strained.
The Baskin-Robbins Main Beach store is taking part in the Mates in Need Street Party on Tedder Ave on Friday (January 14) to raise money for Queensland flood victims.Titans player Scott Prince will be scooping ice creams from 6pm with $1 from every scoop sold donated to the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. A raffle for a signed Brisbane Lions jersey will help raise additional funds, and Baskin-Robbins Australia is also contributing $5,000 to the appeal.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the floods. We urge all Gold Coast residents to come along and show your support by enjoying an ice cream for a worthy cause," says Baskin-Robbins Main Beach store owner Joann Rodgers.