Earlier this year North Queensland experienced devastating floods taking livelihoods, infrastructure and homes. These communities battled drought for over 5 years before this once in 500 year event destroyed all of those years of toil within a week.
Ashdown-Ingram, Repco, and our other business units along with the help of our valued suppliers, staff and the Auto Electrical and Mechanical Industries of Australia came together as one to try and assist in some small way for our friends from the west.
We partnered with the amazing people from Blaze Aid who are 100% volunteer organisation that assist property owners all over Australia to rebuild after natural disasters.
We are proud to announce that we raised $14,654 with 95% of those donations coming from Ashdown-Ingram staff. RDA Brakes donated $3000, 1300Australia $2000 and Kenny’s Auto Electrical $1000. Our NSW network ran their own raffles in branches donating over $1,700.
Ashdown-Ingram and Repco donated $52,000 worth of product supported by REDARC, CTEK, Brown & Watson and LED Technologies. These products were packaged up and sent to the towns of Richmond, Julie Creek and Cloncurry for distribution to property owners in the area.
Thank you to those who donated big or small to communities in need.