Dear Australia-Cuba Friendship Society members and supporters,
Australia-Cuba Friendship Society UPDATE
HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
At our last meeting we resolved to send money from our account to contribute to Hurricane relief in Cuba, once a suitable avenue was established. We have since received notification from the Cuban Consulate in Sydney about a special relief fund established by the Cuban government to coordinate the overseas monies that are being sent.
Friendship societies around Australia are rallying to the cause, and have been coordinating the sending of money to reduce bank fees, and increase security of the funds.
Sydney ACFS has found that if we send Hurricane Aid funds through APHEDA (the humanitarian aid arm of the ACTU) there is an extra benefit of attracting Australian government contributions to reconstruction in Cuba.
In the last few weeks organisations and individuals have been fundraising for this relief effort. Thanks to all our members and supporters for their generosity. We will send receipts shortly.
Through the Brisbane Branch of the ACFS
Send cheques or money orders to:
Cuban Hurricane Appeal
Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)
PO Box 5683
West End, QLD 4101
Please make cheques out to: Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)
Direct to APHEDA
You can also send money directly through the APHEDA website http://www.apheda.org.au/ and designate Cuba as the recipient of your donation
ACFS members are also organising further fundraising activities. One of these is being planned for NEXT SATURDAY 4th October at Kurilpa Hall in West End. Please see attached flyer.
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th October at the QCU, 16 Peel Street, at 6.30 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Lachlan (ACFS Brisbane)