MORUYA Rotary in conjunction with Bay Removals have organised a container to take furniture and working electrical appliances to the flood victims in Bundaberg.
When the president of Moruya Rotary, Steve Young found out that the Rotary Club of Pambula were doing a collection of furniture for the flood victims in Bundaberg and they had organised with Bobbins Transport to have it delivered he decided to try and help in much the same way.
Mr Young contacted his friends Bruce and Anne Reid of Bay Removals to see if they could help with transport and they agreed that they would supply a container and if it can be filled they will transport it to Bundaberg.
They are calling for goods such as furniture and working electrical goods to be delivered to Bay Removals, located at Lynches Creek, Princes Highway, just near the Broulee turn-off during business hours. The deadline for dropping off items is the end of this month.
Mr Young urged people to have a look in their garages and sheds for usable furniture and electrical items that are in good working order.
“Fridges, washing machines, bedside lamps, electric jugs and cookers are just some of the things that have already been donated,” he said. “If it’s a bit iffy please don’t drop it off.”
Items for consideration are tables and chairs, beds, mattresses, sofas, settees, crockery, cutlery, in fact any decent household items.
Bay Removals will take the full container to Bundaberg during March when the goods will then be distributed by one of Bundaberg’s three Rotary Clubs and the Salvation Army.
Local Rotary Clubs have already sent a number of Rotary Shelter Boxes that contain a 10 person tent, 10 thermal blankets, multi-fuel cooker with pans, utensils, bowls and mugs along with other basic equipment to the Bundaberg floods victims and the Tasmanian fire victims.
President of Rotary Narooma, Terry Irvine said that there were families in Tassie that still had stock on their property after their homes had been destroyed by the fire.
“We have placed shelter boxes on those properties so the people could stay there and care for their livestock,” he said.
The program is being run across Narooma, Moruya and Bateman’s Bay.
If anyone has any enquiries they can contact president of Moruya Rotary on 0438 739 246