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Devastating Floods are Impacting Queensland

You can help Quota members in Australia with relief efforts.

2011 has not started well in Queensland, Australia, with 50% of the state under water (an area the size of Germany and France combined) and many towns including the Quota city of Bundaberg, submerged and evacuated. The devastation is of epic proportions.

Quota’s own 34th District in central Queensland is taking the lead in relief efforts on behalf of Quota International. Quota clubs and members who would like to make a donation to help evacuated families in the flood areas may contribute no later than March 1. 100% of the donated funds will go to the relief effort (see donating instructions below). 34th District Governor Karen Binstead will consult with Quota clubs in Bundaberg and Gladstone as to how the funds should be best distributed to families in need in the communities of Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Emerald, and Theodore.

South Pacific Area Liaison Beris Pritchard, who lives in Queensland, wrote earlier this week about the flooding, “Bundaberg is the only city affected where we have a Quota club, and as far as I’m aware, only one club member had the lower level of her home submerged, but their business of storage sheds and transport trucks has been destroyed.”  Read much more detail from Beris about the overwhelming devastation on www.quota.org. Click “Quota Headlines” under Quota Express, http://www.quota.org/express/exprs.headlines.2011.01.07.htm.

To donate from outside the South Pacific Area, please send a check payable to We Share Foundation by March 1 to:

Quota International

1420 21st Street, NW

Washington DC  20036

USA

100% of your donation will be forwarded to District 34 for direct flood relief.

South Pacific Area clubs and members should follow instructions for donating directly to the 34th District sent to SPA club presidents this week. All donations must be sent by March 1. Contact your club president or SPA Liaison Beris Pritchard at berisp@worldoptions.com.au with questions.

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This QUOTA QUICK UPDATE is written by Christy Herz / christy@quota.org / 202.331.9694

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