Throughout Australia and the world we hear of local communities having hard times - whether it be weather events, accidents or other incidents. During times like these we often come together even more and support each other - something that is always available to us.
Recently our local community suffered major flooding and the local businesses are still having a very hard time getting back on their feet and getting customers to return. We have joined together with a couple of other sponsors to donate a holiday for two and some other prizes to encourage people to bring their custom back to town.
Below we have provided some pretty inspiring and interesting (we think) videos and updates about our community. Travelbay has customers Australia wide and overseas so some of you may think this does not apply to me, but we are really one world, all affected by each other and most likely have all experienced something like this or will do so!
The Lismore Campaigns
Lismore is a community of over 30,000 people and supports a much larger regional area. In April 2017, the levee wall could not hold back the bulging river and the town flooded with waters reaching above head height in many places. This video and song shows some great footage of the town both during and after the flooding.
Another great campaign has been Restart the Heart, a super fun initiative which has a wide spread following.
Following on from this is the Refuel the Heart Campaign - an incentive run by the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry aiming to put funds back into the community after the flood devastation. When you spend $20 at five different local stores you can go in the draw to win a holiday. Travelbay is proud to be a major sponsor with the first prize being a choice between our 10 Day Vietnam Highlights Tour or our 7 Day Golden Triangle Holiday in India.
If you want to meet the wonderful Deborah Benhayon (President) and Andrew Gordon (Vice President) of the chamber, this video shows how much fun they have and lets you know how to enter.
Here you can see some of the participating local businesses with more joining all the time.
Maybe we should put up a new Lismore Shopping Tour (holiday) on our website ;)