Funding work amongst those caught up in disasters is never easy as the needs of disaster victims are so great. For many, being involved in either a natural or man made disaster represents the worst experience of their lives!
Australian Mercy has been sending emergency relief teams into disasters for many years. Such teams have been to Iraq, the Philippines, Aceh (Tsunami), Pakistan (Earthquake) and East Timor (Refugee Emergency Relief). Through the work of Australian Mercy many thousands of people have been helped and hundreds of lives have been saved.
Australian Mercy is always looking for creative ways in which we can fund our emergency relief programs, particularly the work of RescueNet which is sent into the most difficult places. Our fundraising just to keep RescueNet equipped is always ongoing.
Recently we received a donation which was given to help meet some of RescueNets ongoing costs. After careful consideration the Australian Mercy Board decided to use these funds to set up a permanent trust through which our disaster relief work could benefit.
Australian Mercy has established the ACTA – ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift, a fully tax deductible charitable trust that will grow and develop and continue to benefit our disaster relief work.
Our hope for this trust is that over time it will grow and become a major provider of funds that will enable Australian Mercy to help the many thousands of people who are caught up in disasters every year; but in order to do this we need your help. The initial seed for the trust was a deposit of $40,000; we need to see this grow. In order to do this we are raising awareness of the trust and seeking public and corporate support.
Both individuals and companies will receive a tax deduction for donations made to the ACTA – ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift. Regular or one-off tax deductible donations are welcome. Donations can be given via our website
or straight to;
GPO Box 389D
Melbourne Vic 3001
Please include a note saying that the funds are to be used for the ACTA – ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift together with an address where a tax deductible receipt can be sent.
The ACTA- ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift will provide an income stream for Australian Mercy work amongst those who are victims of disasters.
Your donation to the ACTA – ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift will have ongoing effects for not only the next few years, but for generations to come and will help the victims of disasters to receive the help they so desperately need.
Australian Mercy is about giving hope to people who are caught up in disasters; your support of the ACTA – ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift will help us to exactly that.
A brochure in PDF format about the trust can be downloaded here.
2 Wentworth St (PO Box 132)
Port Kembla, NSW, 2505, Australia
Ph: 02 4274 1090
Fax: 02 4274 9909
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