Just as it did during the summer bushfires of 2019-20, Camplify (ASX: CHL) is rallying neighbourhood van owners, dealers, and manufacturers to provide temporary accommodations to victims of a natural disaster.
The peer-to-peer recreational vehicle (RV) marketplace with 7,338 registered RVs Australia-wide has launched the Camplify Flood Relief Program to help flood-impacted residents and relief workers.
Camplify is asking van owners around the affected areas who are interested in supporting the cause to simply submit their interest in sharing their van and the Camplify team will work with local partners and organisations to place vans with those in need.
Camplify will coordinate everything through insurance providers and is committed to covering the cost of the rental insurance for anyone who volunteers their van through the relief program.
To ensure the Flood Relief Program runs smoothly, Camplify has dedicated an entire team to coordinate the accommodation, and is also offering non-members to take part if they are able to help. A no-strings-attached approach means there is no obligation to continue listing with Camplify after these volunteers have loaned their van to someone in need.
Aware that many Australians will need to be relocated away from their homes due to ongoing flooding, Camplify is also working with BIG4 and other industry partners to provide safe locations for the vans to be parked at where possible.
Camplify CEO and founder Justin Hales says what has been seen across New South Wales and South East Queensland is devastating.
"The damage to people's homes and towns has resulted in much pain and uncertainty for many Australians. As a supplier of mobile accommodation, albeit usually for vacations, we see an opportunity to use our community’s assets to help those suffering from the results of the flooding," he says.
"We are calling on the local van owner community across these areas to help us help others by supplying their vans to the cause.
"We will coordinate everything from insurance to locating flood affected people in need and helping deliver these vans to them. We hope that we, with the large network of van owners, can offer hope and shelter during such a tragic time."
To get involved, van owners will need to head to this link and submit their interest, a member of the Camplify team will then reach out to them to discuss next steps.
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