Keno Extends Partnership With DRA
Keno extends partnership with Disaster Relief Australia for another two years
As New South Wales and Queensland communities recover from the recent floods, Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) is on hand to help residents rebuild.
Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) unites the skills and experiences of Australian Defence Force veterans, first responders and civilians to rapidly deploy emergency response teams where they’re needed most.
This month, Keno continued its partnership with DRA, providing the organisation with $200,000 a year for the next two years to help communities recover from natural disasters.
Disaster Relief Australia CEO Geoff Evans said the essential partnership between the two organisations supported communities following severe and life changing natural events. “The Keno and DRA partnership is about reaching into communities to bring help to those who have been devastated by natural disasters,” he said. “It’s about restoring hope where there is none and being there for members of our community who need assistance the most. Our partnership allows DRA to continue to mobilise the veteran and defence community to help the survivors of disasters. Currently, DRA has a large volunteer Disaster Relief Team based in Coraki, New South Wales, just outside of Lismore. During the coming months, we will be assisting multiple communities in Queensland and New South Wales in their flood recovery efforts.”
Clubs and pubs are the heart of our Australian communities and often act as DRA operation headquarters, where recovery efforts are organised and run. Keno General Manager Terry Fowler emphasised the importance of the work of DRA and reiterated Keno’s commitment to the Australian community. “This is the organisation and the people that are there for us when nobody else can be,” he said. “Sadly, natural disasters are a common occurrence in Australia and recovery efforts require money and volunteers to assist communities in their rebuild. We want to contribute to DRA becoming the biggest recovery organisation in Australia and help support multiple recovery efforts.”
To volunteer or learn more about Disaster Relief Australia’s efforts, head to disasterreliefaus.org