Sorry for the pun, but since StorageCraft announced their offer to help, it seems that many others are pushing forward to aid the recovery even before the flood waters recede. These include offers of assistance in terms of product and services from IT professionals and other organisations.
Microsoft have offered free storage on their Azure platform here
CIA Ops are offering free Sharepoint sites and support here
Queensland IT Flood Relief here
I think the Queensland IT Flood Relief in particular is quite worthwhile – it’s aim is to help by talking all the hardware that people have around and refurbishing it for use in Queensland – all of us have I’m sure some older hardware that still works, but it superseded… this is a great chance to contribute to those in need.
And of course do not forget the Queensland Premiers Flood Relief Appeal where you can send monetary donations to help with all the other things that are totally outside the IT side of the equation. Remember, what is a little bit to you is an awful lot to people that have nothing right now… so dig deep!
18th Jan, 2011 – UPDATE – Added links in for the Queensland Premiers Flood Relief Appeal