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Qube outlines $500K bushfire initiative

Qube Managing Director, Maurice James, plans to support those impacted by disaster and bushfires with a $500,000 package focused on financial contributions as well as critical transport and logistics support.

The 'Qube Disaster and Bushfire Relief and Rebuild Strategy' aims to play an active role in providing critical transport and logistics support to certified disaster relief groups to assist in the relief and rebuild strategy for bushfire and drought affected communities.

"As a business, we wanted to consider the best way that Qube can offer support to those impacted by recent events including the ongoing drought and bushfires," said James.

"In December, we announced a Buy-a-Bale campaign in conjunction with Rural Aid Ltd. Rural Aid is on the front line supporting farmers who have been impacted by drought and now also by bushfires. In addition to the drought-impacted farmers, there are now over 10,000 fire-affected farmers. Qube is matching every employee dollar with two dollars on the Buy-a-Bale campaign, plus providing in-kind transport for hay and water purchased with these donated Buy-a-Bale funds.

"We will also continue to work with charity partners to provide in-kind delivery and storage for immediate disaster relief products, as well as provide logistics services during the long process of rebuilding impacted communities," he said.

As part of the 'employee driven' component of the initiative, Qube is providing fundraising and/or donated transport for goods for certified disaster relief groups. Qube is also supporting active volunteer firefighters by providing additional leave for active service during the 2019-2020 fire season.

Qube has established a dedicated resource to handle requests for logistics services. Organisations or charities seeking assistance can contact Qube directly via its Sydney office.

Last year, Qube bolstered South Australia's food and beverage supply chain with the construction of a new facility.

(Image: Qube Managing Director, Maurice James.)

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