Get personal about flood aid
AN online service has been set up to help people give directly to uninsured victims of this year’s disastrous floods.
The website, www.imnotinsured.org, was set up by a business man and is being supported by Gold Coast radio stations.
The website connects flood victims who don’t have insurance with those who are willing to help.
More than 50 families had registered yesterday, saying they had lost everything in the floods, according to the website’s spokesman.
“People who have suffered loss or damaged goods are urged to register on the website by detailing what items they have lost, along with contact details and insurance status details,” he said.
“Those who are willing to help by donating households goods and appliances are asked to register their details in order to be matched up with families in need.”
The spokesman said the website was a grass-roots, community-driven effort, created to provide practical help directly to those trying to rebuild lives.
“This initiative is working alongside and co-operating with many of the relief programs to help establish a direct, person-to-person connection between those in need and those looking to help,” he said.