Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners Report March 2023

Welcome to another update with our flood relief work. This month we have continued to help the Mullumbimby community with another $1000 donation as well as 2x$500 donations to help the Gympie homeless with food supplies.

On travelling to Victoria at Christmas time I saw the devastation caused by the November-December floods in the Forbes area. If you thought Gympie was bad last year, well the area and ferocity of the water columns in and around Forbes was huge, with so many bare & muddy paddocks.

This happened in many other areas of New South Wales with huge sheep losses in many areas, not only from drowning but many from fly strike as the sheep could not be reached by any vehicle.

So we in mid-February we sent $2000 into the Forbes Lions Club for distribution in that area and also $2500 to Eugowra Progress Association. This is a little town near Forbes which had many houses washed away with a torrent of water with several people drowned. Donations to our cause have dried up considerably so if anyone can even give $5 it would be much appreciated as these areas are really doing it tough and went without Christmas.

We continue to raise funds through 10c container returns, with many thanks to Wayne Kerle and his work. Most donations are coming from Victoria. There are also bins at 10 Tingira Close, Rainbow Beach for collections. Or call 0408 767 930 if you need a pick up.

All our funds go straight to those in need without admin costs. Other donations can be deposited at Bank of QLD, Mary Street, Gympie:

BSB 124001

Account number 22599186

Account name RainbowBeachDroughtRunners.

Tony Stewart

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