Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Racing and Gaming

    Donate your 10 cent drink containers to Kimberley flood victims

    17/01/2023 12:00 PM
     
    • Western Australians encouraged to donate their empty 10 cent drink containers
    • Support flood-affected Kimberley communities through Containers for Change
    • Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund appeal member number is C10414519

    Western Australians can now support the Kimberley flood victims by donating their 10 cent drink containers to the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund. 

     

    From today, collectors can visit almost 260 Containers for Change refund points across the State and help communities impacted by unprecedented flooding generated by ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie. One hundred per cent of donations will go towards those recovering from the worst floods in WA history.

     

    Almost 600,000 drink containers were donated to appeals throughout 2021 for Cyclone Seroja and the Wooroloo bushfire.

     

    Donations can be made to the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund using the member number C10414519. To find your nearest refund point, visit www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/

     

    More than $10 million has already been raised through the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund, with the State Government contributing $3 million.

     

    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

     

    "It's absolutely devastating to see the impact this unprecedented flooding has had on communities in the Kimberley, and this is a simple way to show your support.

     

    "Western Australians are known for digging deep in tough times, and I'd encourage everyone to donate their containers to create change for such a worthy cause.

     

    "Our Government is working hard to provide ongoing support to these communities in need, but every little bit counts."

     

    Comments attributed to WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd CEO Tim Cusack:

     

    "Containers for Change refund points found across our State are ready to collect important donations to help those devastated by the worst floods in WA history.

     

    "Some of our refund points in the Kimberley have been impacted by the disaster and may be closed, so we encourage our collectors to make contact first. We want to do anything we can to help support them and their local community.

     

    "We have previously had close to 600,000 containers donated towards the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund during other appeals and are confident we'll be able to provide some much-needed funding to support the recovery efforts."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6300