Monday, January 24, 2011

Theodore Recovery Appeal tops $50,000

The appeal to raise money for the people of Theodore impacted by recent floods has now topped $50,000.

Supported by Creative Territory and our friends at Merit Partners in Darwin, the appeal is providing a double bonus for residents and businesses in the small community west of Rockhampton.

All cash is being converted into vouchers that can only be redeemed at local businesses. This means all the money raised will stay in Theodore.

Creative Territory managing director Tracy Jones said while there were thousands of people in need across Australia from these devastating floods, supporting the people of Theodore is a way of making a tangible connection with a single community.

"It's great to read the posts on the Facebook site from Theodore residents who are starting to put their lives back together and to see their strength and humour come through in their photos and stories," Tracy said.

You can support the people of Theodore through their Facebook page or by visiting their Theodore Rebuilds website.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Creative Territory urges support for flooded Theodore

The small town of Theodore is just one of many Queensland communities devastated by floods, and Creative Territory has joined the push to help this community recover.

Creative Territory is providing support to the Theodore Flood Recovery Appeal and is urging its colleagues and friends to do the same.

Managing Director Tracy Jones said there were dozens of towns that needed support, but Theodore is the former home town of business associated Rosemary Campbell from Merit Partners.

“Rosemary asked if we could help out her old home town, where some of her family still lives,” Tracy said.

“There are so many tragic stories of people who have lost everything and we thought this was one way we could help some of those people more directly.

“I know there are a lot of appeals out there at the moment, but putting our focus on one town really makes it personal for our team.”

To date, the appeal has raised over $11,000 in cash as well as dozens of offers of in-kind help including donations of clothing, school books, toys, furniture and even help to clean up.

Creative Territory has established a Facebook site for the appeal and you can access it at this address:!/pages/Theodore-Recovery-Appeal/172433992794714