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MARCH 2022

Funding by CMNL repeats support of the DRA initiative for 2023, to engage volunteer veterans
to assist flood affected community members in a hands on, practical approach.


Veterans are our passion


Disaster Relief Australia provides disaster relief and recovery to communities affected by disasters, be they domestic or international.

By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with emergency responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Disaster Relief Australia aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible

Led by Veterans, Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) seeks to change the narrative around the Australian veteran.

DRA improves veterans’ wellbeing by providing them the opportunity to continue to serve communities devastated by natural disaster so they are able to regain a sense of purpose and identity not found since their military service. DRA recognises that veterans hold a unique and valuable skill set.

Australian veterans are a national asset, and DRA seeks to showcase that to the world.

‘The devastation on the ground is so widespread that, despite operating on a lean budget it is costing up to $100,000 each week for DRA to assist the local community. There is still so much to do. So many people to help. From cleaning out mud, assisting with fence line removal and chainsaw work on dangerous trees and removal of rubbish and debris brought about by the floods, DRA is there to help people rebuild their lives. Your generosity today will ensure more community members can return to their homes.’   (DRA)

“I could never do that alone. It’s special because between us my husband I worked for 50 years for the SES between us.  And now to have DRA doing for us what we used to do for the community, It’s so special.”  George & Lynne – Coraki residents

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