Westpac Big Red Heart Day success
KIND-HEARTED residents and businesses are continuing to provide much-needed funds for Queensland flood victims.
Westpac Bank yesterday launched “Big Red Heart Day”, a national initiative to raise money in bank branches across the state to help areas still recovering from recent floods.
Westpac’s Bourbong Street branch raised $1500 by selling heart-shaped homemade goodies of cakes and biscuits that were cooked by the staff, for a gold coin donation.
“Generosity is continuing to pour in and we are thankful for our customers who have supported us,” bank manager Trent Catanzariti said.
“It’s fantastic that we were able to help out in some way.”
Westpac staff said they were amazed at the generosity of customers who were digging deep and making large cash donations.
“We received two lots of $500 and two lots of $100 donations from locals,” teller Jodie Rogers said.
Mr Catanzariti said his branch was also organising internal raffles and fundraisers for staff who were directly affected by the Christmas floods, to help them back on their feet.