A Welcome Boost In Cassowary Country

Mission Beach Wildcare has received $3,000 from the First National Foundation through First National Mission Beach to help its Cyclone Larry recovery efforts.

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Wildcare President, Rona Harvey said her organisation will make good use of the money.

'This is great for us; it is a real boost' she said.

'We have cleaned up most of the mess but this extra cash will help us to replace the infrastructure we need.

'We are extremely delighted and you just can't imagine how many animals we'll be able to feed with this contribution!'

More than $40,000 raised by First National Foundation through a fundraising appeal is now being distributed to local communities affected by floods and cyclones.

Through the fundraising efforts of First National Real Estate agents nationally, First National Foundation has already donated more than $1.2 million to Australian Red Cross Emergency Services.

First National Mission Beach principal Di Wagner was delighted to be able to give funds to her flood affected community.

'We all worked hard here on the ground to help after the cyclone and now it is great to be able to give some financial assistance as well,' she said.

'The money raised by First National Foundation came from members all over Australia and it is great to see how our network can pull together to support people on the other side of the country.

'I think that is the real Aussie spirit, to be able to look at a situation and help.

'We have lived and worked here for over 33 years. The community has been very good to us and our business and it is important to us to be able to give back.

'We are here not just for the good times, but also through the hard times.'

Similar donations have been made to communities in Oxley, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Chnchilla and metropolitan Brisbane.