Bendigo Bank hands over $54k to Salvation Army for flood recovery at Latrobe

Bendigo Bank's Stewart Nankervis presenting the cheque to Salvation Army's Stuart Foster, with Bridget vande Kamp, Dean Lalor and Jacky Laing. Picture: Paul Scambler

Bendigo Bank's Stewart Nankervis presenting the cheque to Salvation Army's Stuart Foster, with Bridget vande Kamp, Dean Lalor and Jacky Laing. Picture: Paul Scambler

The Salvation Army will use a $54,000 donation from Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and Rural Bank to assist people still affected by last year’s floods around Latrobe.

A cheque with the donation was handed over on Thursday at Bendigo Bank in Kings Meadows.

“We’ll see what’s needed around the area – particularly around Latrobe, in the town and rural areas outside it,” Salvation Army social program secretary Stuart Foster said.

People in that area are still struggling to get back on their feet after the 2016 floods - Stuart Foster

“People in that area are still struggling to get back on their feet after the 2016 floods.

“We’re looking at what we can do to help financially, but also looking to see how people are actually coping.

“Part of the project will be referring people to other areas and organisations where they can get hope.”

Bendigo Bank regional community manager Stewart Nankervis said about $40,000 of the $54,000 raised came from the community bank foundation.

Last year’s June floods affected large areas across the state, with significant damage at Latrobe and along the Mersey River.

Homes, farms and businesses were destroyed or damaged, and repair work is still ongoing for a lot of people.

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