Amazon Disaster Relief Hub Opening
Recently Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM was invited to, and spoke at, the exciting opening of the new Amazon Disaster Relief Hub right here in the City of Salisbury.
Amazon have been working on South Australia’s first disaster relief hub, becoming their fifth in Australia, which will enable their staff to quickly support nonprofit charity partners to deliver and distribute thousands of supplies to communities in need.
When disaster hits, fast action is a must. Having locations in each state provides more effective relief for those in need, meaning South Australia will be covered for essential products when crisis hits.
The event was very interesting, as we learned what goes into a disaster relief pack, the work behind the scenes to get them packed and sent, and the 72-hour timeframe in which Amazon commits to getting them delivered.
It was fantastic to also hear some words from Joe Szakacs MP, Tony Zappia MP, Evelyn O’loughlin – CEO of St Vincent De Paul Society, Greg Pattinson – CEO of Foodbank SA, and Charlotte Richardson from Amazon Australia.
City of Salisbury thanks Amazon Australia for the invitation, and for their dedication to disaster relief in South Australia.