$2 million donation towards flood recovery efforts

Glencore recognises the widespread and devasting impact of the ongoing flooding across Queensland and New South Wales on thousands of people, their homes, livelihoods, and communities.

To support, we’re donating $2 million to the Salvation Army Australia 2022 Flood Appeal which is aiming to raise $10 million to help the east coast communities hit by this disaster.

Glencore will work in cooperation with The Salvation Army to make sure these funds go to the most appropriate disaster relief and recovery efforts.

Melissa Martin, Manager Serenity House supported accommodation, Mount Isa Salvation Army accepting Glencore’s donation with Adrian Herbert, General Manager Smelting and Refining, Glencore Queensland Metals.

National Public Relations Secretary, The Salvation Army Australia, Major Bruce Harmer has thanked Glencore for the donation.

“The current flood disaster is an ongoing crisis but with generous financial support from Glencore, The Salvation Army can continue to stand alongside and support those Australians devastated by the floods,” says Major Bruce Harmer.

“Thank you Glencore for your generous contribution.”

Chief Operating Officers for Glencore coal, copper and zinc operations in Australia Mr Ian Cribb, Mr Troy Wilson and Mr Matt O’Neill said their thoughts are with the families affected by these events.

To support flood victims, Glencore has donated $2 million to the Salvation Army Australia 2022 Flood Appeal.
Record-breaking rainfall caused widespread flooding and devastation in Queensland and New South Wales.

“We understand how tough it can be to get back on your feet and keep going when something like this happens and we hope our contribution can make things just a little easier for those in need,” they said.

The majority of Glencore’s Australian workforce live in Queensland and New South Wales and work across coal, copper and zinc mining operations.

The $2 million flood recovery pledge follows previous support from Glencore for bushfire relief in 2020 ($1 million), North Queensland flood recovery in 2019 ($1 million) and farming families affected by the drought in 2019 ($1.7 million).

At the height of the emergency, Salvos were active in 20 evacuation sites in Queensland and New South Wales, and up until 17 March, had provided over 40,000 meals to people who were evacuated and displaced during the floods.

The devasting impact of the flooding was felt by residents along the eastern coast of Queensland and New South Wales.
The Brisbane River burst its banks during the flooding.

The Salvos are currently active in 27 Recovery Hubs in Queensland and New South Wales as well as providing outreach and door-to-door assessments in some communities. By mid-March 2022, over 7,000 households have been assisted by The Salvation Army to help purchase food, clothing and medicines.

Major Bruce Harmer says responding to the needs of people impacted by disaster is a long-term commitment and requires different approaches at different phases of recovery.

“The Salvation Army provides support to people throughout three major recovery phases – emergency relief, early recovery, medium to long-term recovery – we have recently moved into the second phase of our emergency response in most areas,” says Major Bruce Harmer.