Origin will donate $100,000 to community organisations providing emergency support to NSW residents impacted by the floods, while providing support to affected customers and matching Origin employee donations to relief efforts. 

Origin CEO Frank Calabria said, “These most recent floods across NSW are having a devastating impact on so many people, many of whom were still recovering from earlier flood events.

“We recognise impacted communities need immediate support today, which is why we are donating $100,000 towards the emergency response efforts of Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army and Foodbank.

“We will also be providing NSW SES emergency evacuation centres that are powered by Origin with a financial contribution to help cover their energy costs for this period.”

Both residential and small business customers who have been affected by the floods may be eligible for support through Origin’s Power On program. Where a customer’s property has been destroyed or they are unable to live or work in their property for an extended period, Origin will be offering additional bill relief.

“I encourage any customers who have been impacted by the floods and are in need of financial support to contact us so that we can assist,” Mr Calabria said.

Customers can contact Origin via phone or LiveChat on Origin’s website where they can also easily request payment extensions and set up payment plans via My Account. 

Origin employees who volunteer for flood recovery efforts are eligible for volunteering leave, and any donations made by Origin employees to the Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army, Foundation for Rural & regional Renewal and Foodbank will be matched by the Origin Energy Foundation.

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