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|The Arnhemland Progress Aboriginal Corporation, established in 1972, is an Aboriginal-owned benevolent organisation which provides benefits to its members from the successful operation of community retail stores.
We have five member stores in Arnhemland, and manage eleven other businesses on contract across the remote Top End.
Since 1972 Yolηu (Indigenous people from North-East Arnhemland) and Balanda (non-indigenous people) have been working together at ALPA. We are one of the largest financially independent Indigenous employers in Australia, and one of the larger retailers in the Northern Territory.
Our stores seek to offer customers a choice of quality fresh foods and an extensive range of merchandise in a modern, comfortable shopping environment. Maintaining this quality service is a costly and demanding task. It is undertaken without subsidy and with limited infrastructure in the most isolated regions of Australia.
Tropical Cyclone Lam has severely impacted the Communities of Galiwin'ku, Ramingining, Milingimbi and Gapuwiyak in north-east Arnhem Land. On Galiwin'ku, up to three hundred people are without housing.
ALPA is already collecting bedding donations to assist the residents of the affected communities and will distribute them to those most in need at no cost.
We are seeking donations to support identified needs in the communities in the coming weeks and months ahead.There is still a long way to go in getting these communities back to normal, with many people in desperate need. Please help us to help Yolngu people rebuild after this disaster.