As parts of NSW and South East Queensland face one of the worst droughts on record, Greater Bank has committed $100,000 to help support rural communities across its branch network.
Greater Bank will rollout its Flanno for a Farmer initiative on Friday, 14 September, which will see 700 Greater Bank employees from across its head office and branch network wear their flannelette shirts to work and donate additional funds to help boost the bank’s sizeable corporate donation.
All funds raised through the initiative will be donated to Drought Angels, an organisation that offers personalised assistance to farming families, and will be used to provide both financial and wellbeing support to those in need across parts of NSW and South East Queensland’s drought affected regions.
Scott Morgan, Greater Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, highlights the customer-owned bank’s genuine commitment to helping the communities in which it operates at this unprecedented time.
“Our business operates throughout many parts of regional NSW and South East Queensland that encompass communities currently affected by the devastating drought conditions,” said Mr Morgan.
Drought Angels provides a unique service that is highly regarded amongst those in the rural sector and we’ve chosen to partner with them so our contribution goes directly towards relieving some of the stress farming families are under at this difficult time in whatever way possible - Scott Morgan, Greater Bank CEO
“Our business as a whole is 100 per cent behind this initiative and we will do all that we can to ensure support for our farming community, not only in the here and now but also as things start to improve and lives are rebuilt after the devastation caused by the drought.”
Greater Bank customers and the general public are also being encouraged to drop in to their nearest branch up until 30 October to show their support by making a donation.
Customers are also encouraged to make a donation directly Drought Angels by visiting www.droughtangels.org.au