Wagga Wagga Mayor’s Flood Appeal created to support flood-stricken region
Leading financial institution Community CPS Australia – trading as United Community in Western Australia - and its subsidiary Wagga Mutual Credit Union have launched the Wagga Wagga Mayor’s Flood Appeal via its charitable foundation to raise much-needed funds for residents of Wagga Wagga and Coolamon, devastated by the recent floods.
The Community CPS Australia Foundation has kick-started the appeal with a donation of $50,000, and the credit union is now urging its staff, members and the general public to support the initiative. All funds raised will be dispersed locally to the Wagga and Coolamon community through the St Vincent De Paul Society.
Community CPS Executive Manager Retail, Peter Rutter, said the appeal will provide financial support to residents in this time of need.
"Now that the immediate danger for locals is over, the painful process of cleaning up and rebuilding what’s been lost begins. The Wagga Wagga Mayor’s Flood Appeal will provide support to affected residents during the rebuilding process" said Mr Rutter.
"Our thoughts are with the residents, their friends and families and everyone who is affected by this natural disaster.We encourage anyone who wants to help to donate to the Wagga Wagga Mayor's Flood Appeal by calling us, at one of our local branches or by direct deposit.Account and BSB details are on our website.
"We also want to make sure that members of Wagga Mutual know that we are here to help if they have been affected by the floods, and we’re encouraging them to come and talk to us if they are concerned about their financial situation due to losses suffered in the deluge.
Cr Kerry Pascoe, Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, said the community was very appreciative of the credit union’s support.
"Our local community is very strong and we will recover from the recent disaster together. We have been touched by the compassion reaching us from all over the country, and we would like to thank Community CPS and Wagga Mutual for their generosity in launching the Wagga Wagga Mayor’s Flood Appeal," said Cr Pascoe.
"The funds raised through the appeal will assist the St Vincent de Paul Society in providing much needed goods and emotional support to those among us who have suffered losses and need to rebuild their lives. Please get in touch with Wagga Mutual if you wish to support the appeal – every little bit helps."
For more information please visitwww.unitedcommunity.com.au
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CPS GROUP
The Community CPS Australia Group is one of the largest customer owned financial institutions in Australia, with assets under management approaching $4 billion. The credit union employs 585 staff across 48 branches, servicing more than 180,000 members. Community CPS is located in South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, and operates as Wagga Mutual Credit Union in Wagga Wagga, Companion Credit Union in the Hunter Valley and United Community in Western Australia.
The Group comprises activities in banking, the community (through the Community CPS Foundation) and professional services (wealth management, tax and accounting services via Eastwoods). For more information visit