Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners Report May 2022

Kristy from Rainbow Beach IGA presenting Tony with a donation cheque

Kristy from Rainbow Beach IGA presenting Tony with a donation cheque

Well this month we have also been known as the FloodRunners for our help to areas hit by the recent floods. Our help has mostly been in the Goomeri-Murgon area with Blaze-Aid.

On my way home recently I called into the Blaze-Aid centre in Murgon where the organisation is doing a marvellous job helping to repair fencing on properties and all labour is provided by volunteers. Most of these people are RV-ers travelling around.

These people have to be fed so I donated another $2000 at Murgon IGA and then $2000 at Goomeri Foodworks. The fencing job won’t be finished till October at the earliest.

Our next area of concern is Mullumbimby where we are sending around $5000 in new clothing with a few other items. A wonderful donation of new clothing came from Joan in Cooloola, then with the terrific help of Big W Gympie Manager Grant and staff helping me we put together another $2000 in new clothes and footwear.

Other donors this month have again been Wayne Kerle helping with can and bottle collections, Rainbow Beach IGA with a large community chest donation, Tin Can Bay Bakery, Mitchells Fruit & Veg, Goomboorian Store, Deanne Lindh, and all others who donated to our market stalls in Rainbow and Tin Can Bay. Thank you to Jim and Marg Snee for your help also, along with the BIG4 Caravan Park at Carlo Point.

We will continue to donate to Gympie homeless services and other flood areas for the next few months while farmers are having some respite from the eight year drought.

Thank you all, Tony Stewart 0408767930. rainbowfishing@southernphone.com.au

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