Help on the ground.
Gold Coast local radio station Juice 107.3 and Councillor Rob Molhoek
have proposed that Gold Coast residents get involved in directly helping
flood-affected residents of Brisbane and Ipswich, and the surrounding
areas, by donating non-perishable food, blankets, pillows, toiletries
To facilitate this they have jointly set up a Flood Response Convoy.
This convoy is aiming to have local volunteers meet at Helensvale
Baptist Church, where they will be loading up their cars and directed to
the address to deliver them, this could be to a Community Centre,
Church, or personal residence. The aim is to then also have people
helping with the clean up by matching Gold Coasters with a
Brisbane/Ipswich (and surrounding areas) home that needs help.
How can you help?
Monetary donations can
here. The money donated will be used to buy food etc that will
be delivered on Monday.
Drop off non-perishable
food, toiletries, cleaning products, pillows, blankets etc to;
Helensvale Baptist Church
Discovery Drive, Helensvale
Between 3pm and 7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And after 7am
Drive donations to
pre-arranged drop off areas in Brisbane and Ipswich on Monday. Turn
up to the Helensvale Baptist Church on Monday after 8am. Be sure to
wear closed in shoes, and if you are planning on helping with the
clean up, bring gloves and cleaning products. Also insect repellent
as there is a Dengue Fever warning currently in flood affected
Contact Juice 107.3 on
07) 55 71 07 38 if you would like to help in some other way, such as
logistical planning, taking phone enquiries, etc.