Chch quake funds still available
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 6:24p.m.
By Jessica Rowe
The Red Cross and other charities are giving special assistance to Cantabrians struggling to pay to heat their quake-damaged homes.
The Red Cross quake appeal has received $125 million in donations, and still has $16 million left to give.
But the Red Cross isn't the only quake fund that still has money to give away. The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has received $101 million, and has $37 million left; and the Mayoral Relief fund has received $7.4 million, and has $2.7m left.
Community advocate Mike Coleman says residents need the money sooner rather than later.
“There's so many issues on the east side and we've got millions of dollars in relief funds just sitting there. It's absurd that this is going on.”
The Prime Minister's Earthquake Appeal Trust plans to spend the remaining money on longer-term legacy projects like community facilities.
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3/03/2013 11:33:17 a.m.
phyllis clarke wrote:
we got no help when we had the earthquakes we are in a coucuil unit at 20 /7 st johns st woolston are roof is stuffed its been like that for 2 years its cold and damp my partner are not well hes got a bad heart and i have a bad heart to and deadly blood disorder now are cars packed up and weve got no transport its going to cost us 500 dollars money we dont have do you know where we can get some help please
15/10/2012 2:16:18 p.m.
what a load of rubbish about gettting money for helping the power bill, now we get told we cant because you have to have a Winter Assistant Contract, this person has have a 500.00 plus power bill,(monthly) a faughty hot water surply, large gaps in the kitchen and just a damp house..............red cross wont help and she has never asked for help from anyone before. the deadline closed on 1 oct and the story on campbell was on the 9 oct, to late by 8 days.....red cross are doing a great job but sometimes you can pull your hair just get a little help
10/10/2012 2:52:41 p.m.
Just hoping the govt doesnt get its hands on this money and build another stadium
9/10/2012 10:00:31 p.m.
In support of Red Cross wrote:
The Red cross are doing an amazing job of making sure the appeal funds go to where it is most needed. Personally, I'm pleased they that they take the time, and the effort, to target this money appropriately. It's the most responsible thing to do. Big pat on the back to the RED CROSS.
9/10/2012 7:43:01 p.m.
Just Me wrote:
The available funds are most likely in some high interest account so hence not the urgency to use those funds on the very people who have lived in quake-damaged accommodation more than 24 months on from the original quake on 4.9.10.
Is Christchurch a Labour strong-hold in most areas so therefore the lack of interest by CERA, GB and Co?
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