Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners Report

Welcome to another Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners Report. As mentioned last month many are calling us the FloodRunners but no there won’t be a name change.

NSW and Victoria are in a shocking mess as I write and it is 12 years since the last flood there. In Queensland many will remember 1974 which was worse than 2011. [Note: this was written before the wet weather in our region towards the end of October]

The only good thing about this spring is that those who suffered so badly from the drought are now having a great season except for it being too wet in some cropping regions. At least dams are now full.

Since last month we have sent $1500 into Gympie to help with feeding the homeless and $2000 to Mullumbimby in northern New South Wales, where like Lismore there is a real battle for residents to get back on their feet after the floods.

Our collection tins in the area continue to pull in a few $’s, but this month most of our income has been from bottles and cans.

A big thanks to Wayne Kerle again who picks up in Rainbow Beach and sorts at Bay Auto in Tin Can Bay. To all that have dropped into our collection bins at 10 Tingira Close a big thank you as it all adds up.

To all that have bought local avocados you have really been helping those in need and from all reports they taste great.

To the shops buying from us we are very grateful and although we are selling fairly cheaply we should earn at least $4000. The supply won’t last much longer, then we will thank all the shops that have helped us.

Any donations can be left at BOQ Mary St Gympie or deposit to BSB 124047 A/C 22599186.

Till next month – stay safe.

Tony Stewart

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