Absolutely amazing effort from Lauren Olm and the Proston Crew in organising an amazing smorgasbord of lots for raising money for SOTN!
Full listing of lots can be found here:
Introducing LiveVoucher - Helping NW Qld Flood Victims with SMS Posted by LiveVoucher on Thursday, February 21, 2019
Northwest Queensland has experienced a catastrophic flood event. Up to 500,000 cattle, sheep and native animals have perished.
Sisters of the North decided to help.
Through crowdfunding, Australia responded overwhelmingly with over $250,000 raised in ten days to help those affected.
SOTN’s next hurdle was to get the assistance directly to the communities that need it without the bureaucracy or red tape.
How it works
LiveVoucher is a simple SMS to SMS service to distribute funds using “vouchers” which can be redeemed as goods and services at registered businesses in affected communities.
LiveVoucher starts with a “seed voucher” into which a large sum of money is placed.
Sisters of the North issue Ambassadors, trusted members of the community, with a quantity of vouchers.
Ambassadors distribute vouchers to affected people by SMS-ing LiveVoucher the recipient’s name, mobile number and quantity of vouchers. LiveVoucher then SMSs the recipient their voucher with a unique code.
When a recipient walks into a registered business to purchase goods or services, the recipient gives the business their voucher’s unique code.
The business will SMS LiveVoucher the unique code for verification. When the unique voucher code is verified, the recipient leaves with their goods and Sisters of the North reimburses the business at a later date.
Our Cattle Friends in Northern Queensland have experienced an unprecedented natural disaster.
Cattle in the thousands have been lost with some families losing their entire herd. The final number is still unknown but it could well be more than 500,000 horses, cattle, sheep as well as native animals – everything is dying.
But that’s not all that has gone. These families have lost their homes, their vehicles, their pets, their stock, their income.
These same families have been battling to keep their stock alive during the drought over the last seven years and now have been inundated with flood water.
Horses and cows have drowned, they have been washed away. The rest are shivering in the cold winds and dying of pneumonia and hypothermia. The North West is flat country – 20 000 000 hectares is covered in water.
They need immediate vital assistance and they need to know we are here.
They need our help and they need it now.
Who are "Sisters of the North"?
Sisters of the North is as a register charity and their Facebook page can be found here:
“Sisters of the North” is the brainchild of a group of women who want to encourage connection, community and empowerment as a means of developing resilience against any adversity potentially experienced.
They, like many, have family and friends affected in North West Queensland and have setup this GoFundMe page to raise funds for them.
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