Supporting disaster recovery and rebuilding
The Taubmans ‘In it Together’ campaign, launched with GIVIT in March as part of our ongoing partnership, has generated a staggering $155,000 donation to support bushfire, drought and flood affected communities across Australia.
With the help of DIY and professional painters who chose to paint with Taubmans*, and the generosity of our retail partners Bunnings, Bristol and participating independent stores, GIVIT has provided targeted relief to people in need during recovery efforts.
But we understand that community rebuilding takes a long-term commitment, so a portion of the funds are now also helping to restore and refresh important community assets, while promoting regional economic recovery by buying and hiring local.
When fire tore through the small town of Wairewa in East Gippsland on 30 December 2019, many residents sheltered with their pets in the hall and livestock on the grounds, as CFA firefighters battled the bushfires that claimed 11 homes.
Now, the lifesaving Wairewa community hall has been given a much deserved lifeline of its own. With funds raised through the In it Together campaign, professional painters from nearby Orbost were employed to restore the hall’s exterior surfaces, and refresh the hall using high-quality Taubmans paints. The hall is now ready to serve the community of Wairewa for many more years to come.
*Select Taubmans paints purchased between 26 March and 31 July 2020.