Woolworths is launching further fundraising for those affected by the floods on the Eastern seaboard of Australia.
The additional funds are for S.T.A.N.D (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) partner, The Salvation Army, with a $100,000 donation.
Woolworths customers across NSW and ACT will also be able to support the work of The Salvation Army by rounding up their purchases to support the charity’s relief efforts, for flood-affected communities.
From 24 March to 28 March, Woolworths supermarket customers who spend over $30 in store (or $15 in Woolworths Metro stores) will be given the chance to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar at self-serve check outs.
“In times of crisis it is so important that we act quickly and work better together to support those in our community who are most in need,” Woolworths Group CEO, Brad Banducci says.
The S.T.A.N.D program
“Through the Woolworths S.T.A.N.D program, we partner with The Salvation Army, Foodbank, Lifeline and Rural Aid to ensure they can perform the vital role of providing practical on ground assistance and emotional support to communities during times of disaster.”
The Salvation Army’s Secretary for Communications, Neil Venables (Lt Col) adds: “Woolworths’ support helps keep The Salvation Army’s emergency response capability in a 24/7 state of readiness, allowing us to move quickly to help first responders and communities in times of disaster.”
In partnership with its customers, Woolworths raised $5 million for S.T.A.N.D Charity partners in 2020.
Woolworths’ S.T.A.N.D program was specifically created to provide ongoing support to communities impacted by Australian natural disasters.