Queenslanders have every right to know where their charity donations go. It is a distressing fact that there will be dollars generously given for bushfire aid that could never get to those who need help the most. St Vincent de Paul is proud that every cent donated to Vinnies Bushfire Appeal goes directly to people in need. Disaster donations are not used by St Vincent de Paul for any other purpose – not even administration.

Last year, St Vincent de Paul Queensland gave $5.3 million in disaster relief. The charity recognises that recovery takes months and years and commits to helping victims of the crisis long after the immediate danger has subsided.

“Vinnies’ track record of staying for the long haul is at the very centre of what Vinnies does. It is a Queensland great institution that people know they can count on,” said St Vincent de Paul CEO Kevin Mercer. “Vinnies began in Queensland in 1984 to respond to the needs of people still recovering frm the great flood that inundated Brisbane in 1893. Vinnies was founded in the recognition that disaster relief is needed long after the immediate force of nature. Vinnies never walks away.”

St Vincent de Paul is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient and therefore, gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible. Vinnies complies with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commision Act (2012).

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