Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall
The Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall Inc will soon be prepared to provide disaster relief thanks to a partnership with Domino’s Give for Good program and the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).
Domino’s and FRRR have partnered to provide a series of grants to improve disaster preparedness and the community’s ability to respond to natural disasters.
Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall’s Chairman Des Firth said they were thrilled to receive the $5,000 grant from Domino’s Give for Good.
“The grant will go towards upgrading our kitchen and, in particular, our stoves allowing us to cook more efficiently,” Des said.
“In the last major flood, residents of Grafton were evacuated to Glenreagh however, here in Coutts Crossing, we are in a flood-free zone and much closer.
“The improvements to the kitchen will greatly assist us in becoming a sufficient disaster relief shelter where we can better provide for the community in times of need.”
Domino’s Director of Giving John Harney said supporting the local community through the Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall was a perfect alignment with the Domino’s Give for Good values.
“At Domino’s when there is a crisis such as a bushfire or flood we pride ourselves on pulling people together and working hard to provide support to the community through food donations, volunteering and fundraising,” Mr Harney said.
“We hope that by supporting this community-owned space, we are assisting the Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall in becoming a relief shelter in the event of natural disasters such as bushfires or floods.”
With more than 680 Domino’s stores located across Australia, Domino’s is committed to working with its local communities in the areas of education and youth initiatives; leadership and entrepreneurship; disaster relief and preparedness; and food and sustainability.
“We work closely with FRRR through the grants initiative to help build resilient and adaptive rural, regional and remove communities. Our Give for Good small grants program is an annual program assisting with community-led projects that respond to these impact areas.”
Domino’s Give for Good small grants program launched in 2016 through the FRRR with 20 not-for-profit organisations and community groups sharing in just under $90,000.