By Myrlia Purcell on
One of the first artists to get involved was Guy Sebastian, offering his single Taller, Stronger, Better.
Singer Jessica Mauboy wants people to take action quickly, saying, “Each artist has donated all of their royalties from this CD. Let’s help people rebuild their lives and get back on their feet.”
The CD, to be released by Sony Music Entertainment, will raise funds for The Salvation Army Flood Appeal. A similar CD released by Sony after the Victorian Bushfires in 2009 raised over $1.7 million to help those affected.
Flood Relief – Artists For The Flood Appeal will be available for purchase starting today, Monday, January 24.
Kylie asked her followers on Twitter to help, saying, “My heart aches. Send some much needed support for the devastating Queensland floods. www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html.”
One Kylie fan has put out a call to the singer, asking her to donate the proceeds from one of her upcoming Water-themed concerts to help with the rebuilding and aid efforts.
The flooding began over a month ago in northeast Australia’s Queensland state. So far 30 people have died, more than 30,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed and it is estimated that $3 billion worth of crops and coal exports have been lost.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has said that a low pressure system off the north coast of Queensland has a chance of becoming a cyclone over the next few days.
On Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan said in a statement that the floods will rank as one of the most costly natural disasters in Australian history, with its impact on the economy being felt for years.
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