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Bunnings will be hosting a national sausage sizzle to raise money for flood victims in Queensland and New South Wales, proving there’s nothing more wholesome on this green earth than a Bunnings snag.
The sizzle will take place this Friday (March 11) from 9am to 4pm.
Every Bunnings store outside of those directly affected by the floods will be firing up the barbie and all the proceeds will go towards communities impacted by the national disaster.
This also marks the first time customers will be able to pay for their snag via digital payment, giving them the option to provide a donation.
However, customers who want to donate but don’t wish to buy a sausage can still provide a donation at the sausage sizzle on Friday or in-store from yesterday (March 8).
As a means to still practice social distancing, each sizzle will have separate ordering and pick-up points to prevent crowding and allow for cleaning to occur in between serving.
All donations will go towards GIVIT Storms and Flooding Appeal, which will work with the Queensland and New South Wales governments to manage and distribute funding.
Bunnings managing director Mr Schneider told 9 News they want to support victims in any way they can.
"As a part of the local communities who have been affected, we want to help,” he said.
"We know there is a long road ahead, and Bunnings team members will continue to work alongside impacted communities in the coming weeks and months to offer support and assistance with the recovery and rebuilding process."
GIVIT CEO Sarah Tennant said the organisation works closely with councils, charities, community groups and governments to effectively distribute funding, so those impacted have all the resources they need.
"We're grateful to Bunnings for supporting our important work in getting people who are impacted by this disaster the essential items they need," she said.
Bunnings is one of the many companies raising funds for flood victims. Coles and Woolworths have also set up donations to help provide flood relief and emergency disaster support.
Australia Banking Association chief executive Anna Bligh hopes this will provide some ‘peace of mind’ to their customers who have been affected.
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