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AFTA recommends travel sector to support Australian Lions Foundation National Disaster Appeal

• Australian Federation of Travel Agents recommends any individuals or businesses looking to support flood relief to donate to the Australian Lions Foundation National Appeal
• When disaster strikes Australian Lions Foundation is amongst the first to offer relief. A network of over 1200 local Lions clubs across Australia ensures that support is transported quickly to those who need it most in times of crisis
• Tax deductible donations can be made online here https://www.givenow.com.au/australianlionsfoundation

04 March 2022: The generosity of the travel sector shines through in times of crisis and many are looking for ways to help those impacted by the floods.

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has been overwhelmed with calls from members and is recommending anyone interested in helping those impacted by the floods to support The Australian Lions Foundation National Disaster Appeal.

“The generosity of the travel sector is legendary. AFTA has been overwhelmed by calls from members wanting to do something to help support their friends and their communities impacted by floods,” says AFTA CEO Dean Long.

“Like travel agents, in every community there are Lions volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference. Every dollar raised in the Australian Lions Foundation’s National Disaster Appeal will be sent directly to local Lions Clubs so they can support those in need in their communities,” adds Dean.

“In times of disaster, Australian Lions Foundation is focused on getting emergency support to communities in need as quickly as possible. Right now, Queensland and Northern NSW needs our help. Our National Appeal is focused on getting emergency funds to local communities as quickly as possible” says Australian Lions Foundation Chairperson Tony Benbow OAM.

“Through the Lions network over 1200 clubs we are able to get this support quickly to those who need it most.”

“The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing emergency support to communities in need for decades. Over $4.6 million was raised and distributed in the recent Australian Lions Foundation National Bushfire Appeal and $1.9 million was raised and distributed to Flood Support last year,” adds Tony.

Those looking to make a donation and support those affected by the floods can do so through their local Lions Club or through donating directly to Australian Lions Foundation.

To make a donation visit https://www.givenow.com.au/australianlionsfoundation

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

MEDIA CONTACT: SARI-ELLE KRAEMER 0407284457 or skraemer@alphaconsulting.global

About Lions Australia

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. Lions Australia is Australia’s largest service organisation with more than 1200 clubs in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Lions Australia promotes youth, support medical research, provide aid to people with disability, community service and disaster relief.

Lions are friends, family and neighbours who share a core belief: community is what we make it.

For more information, please visit http://lionsclubs.org.au

About Australian Lions Foundation
The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing grants for disaster relief, compassionate support and community initiatives since the 1980’s. Every year the Foundation distributes more than $1 million for projects through local Lions Clubs.
The Foundation Directors are all Lion volunteers who do not receive any income for their efforts.
For more information visit https://alf.org.au