Saturday, February 14, 2009

Corporate Australia raises millions for bushfire victims - Fairfax - 10th February 2009

HOW TO DONATE - The 2009 Victoria Bushfire Appeal Fund through the Red Cross.
Go to or The Salvation Army appeal for families:
Unless otherwise noted, donations are made to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund, managed by the Red Cross.

Corporate Australia has responded to Victoria's bushfire crisis with pledges of millions of dollars.

TABCORP: $2 million

WOOLWORTHS: $1 million

ANZ: $1 million (pledged Sunday)

COMMONWEALTH BANK: $1m (pledged Sunday), plus $100 for every run scored and $5000 for each six during Tuesday's one-day international between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide.

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: $1m (pledged Sunday)

WESTPAC: $1 million
BENDIGO and ADELAIDE BANK: Launched an appeal on Sunday with an initial $100,000. Said donations had already reached $1m.

SUNCORP: $500,000

WESTFIELD: $1 million

AMP: $1 million, and will also match staff donations up to a further $250,000.

NEWS LIMITED: $1 million

WA GOVERNMENT: $1m, plus personnel.

FOSTERS: $750,000

SANTOS: $500,000

MYER: Will match customer contributions up to $500,000.

WESFARMERS: $500,000


COLES: Will donate this Friday's profits from its 750 stores nationwide.

BUNNINGS: Stores throughout Victoria will donate proceeds from their daily sausage sizzle.
KMART: $100,000 to the Salvation Army, and $500 Kmart vouchers to Victorians who have lost their homes.

CROWN: $500,000

TELSTRA: $500,000, and will match contributions made by employees up to $250,000.

DAVID JONES: $500,000 donation of David Jones gift cards. DJs will also donate the profit earned from all 37 David Jones stores nationally this Thursday, to Red Cross.

ACTU: $250,000

ALH GROUP: $200,000, split between the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund, and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund.

QANTAS: $100,000


CITY of SYDNEY: $100,000

RABOBANK: $100,000

AXA ASIA PACIFIC: $100,000 to Salvation Army.

QANTAS: $100,000

CGU: $100,000

MERCEDES-BENZ: $100,000, plus $1000 personally from each member of the board of management, taking the total contribution to $107,000.

FOOTBALL FEDERATION AUSTRALIA: $100,000. Will provide replacement soccer equipment to Victorian schools and junior clubs affected by the disaster. Will also offer families and firefighters and other emergency services workers free tickets to the A-League semi-final.

AFL: It has rescheduled Friday night's pre-season Cup encounter between the Western Bulldogs and Essendon from Darwin to Melbourne to help the fund-raising effort. Tickets proceeds to the appeal.

FAIRFAX: $100,000.


MALTHOUSE THEATRE: $11,872.38 to the Salvation Army, representing the box-office takings for Saturday's performance of the play Woyzeck.

Under the auspices of The Myer Bushfire Appeal this will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Myer.

CANNINGVALE AUSTRALIA: Has pledged to donate towels to all the households lost to the Victorian fires.

GREYHOUND AUSTRALIA: offering a free freight service to help charities assisting with the Victorian fire tragedy relief efforts. Anyone who wants to donate to fire victims can send one parcel weighing 20 kilograms free from any Greyhound depot to Melbourne.

VICTORIAN TAXI ASSOCIATION: Will pay taxi fares for the next two weeks, for people in affected areas, for travel to and from their property to the nearest major town (including school trips) who have: - Lost their house or their house has been severely damaged.

- Lost immediate family or have family member hospitalised.

- Lost their only family vehicle.