$1M for Australian bushfire relief

20 January 2020

Mitsubishi Development has been deeply saddened by the catastrophic bushfires that have affected vast areas of Australia since August 2019. The extent of the damage and tragic loss of life has been a terrible blow to our valued communities and fellow Australians. Mitsubishi Development offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by this disaster.

To help rebuild and recover, and to support the people of Queensland and New South Wales, Mitsubishi Development will proudly donate $600,000 to the Australian bushfire relief efforts.

A total of $300,000 will be donated equally across the five charities nominated under the Premier of Queensland’s donation appeal, including $60,000 each to the Australian Red Cross, Lifeline Queensland through UnitingCare, the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, and GIVIT. In addition, a total of $300,000 will be donated to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) to directly support volunteer firefighters and the needs of the community.

As well as directly supporting the volunteer firefighters of the NSW RFS, the funds donated by Mitsubishi Development will be used to provide the following for those that have been affected:

  • Emergency groceries and essential items
  • Financial assistance
  • Purchasing furniture
  • Mental health support
  • Financial counselling/advice
  • Respite care and breaks for first responders, and
  • Short-term funding of rent for families while they rebuild a house destroyed by fire.

Corporate responsibility to society is a core value of Mitsubishi Development, and we actively strive to support initiatives that directly contribute to our communities and the health and safety of all. As a result, Mitsubishi Development is privileged to support people impacted by the bushfires across Queensland and New South Wales through the tireless efforts of the Australian Red Cross, Lifeline Queensland, The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, GIVIT, and the NSW RFS. Our thoughts remain with everyone who has been impacted by the devastation, and we wish for a fast and successful recovery.

Mitsubishi Development is also proud to announce that our parent company Mitsubishi Corporation will be donating $400,000 to the Australian Red Cross as emergency relief aid for the areas affected by the bushfires.

This brings the total combined donation on behalf of Mitsubishi Corporation and its 100% subsidiary Mitsubishi Development to $1 million.