Community asked to dig deep

On Saturday 8 January, the Woolooga Trader was underwater.

By Abbey Cannan

Rotary Noosa Heads are calling on the community to dig deep for the many families who have been severely impacted by devastating floods that hit the area of Maryborough.

The flood appeal launched by the Rotary Club following the disaster has raised close to $6500, but they have high hopes of reaching a target of at least $15,000.

“It is certainly not too late to make a difference in the lives of those families who are in need of financial support and are likely to face many months of hardship,” Rotary Club Noosa Heads member Bob Birkhead said.

In one of the most devastating floods in recent years, residents were forced to leave everything and flee to safety.

All donations made will be distributed by The Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise, with 100 per cent of all funds raised going to help families.

Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien said while the Australian and Queensland Governments have a range of disaster relief payments available to assist people impacted by the floods, additional support raised through community service organisations like Rotary is always welcome.

“Ex-tropical cyclone Seth hit parts of Wide Bay hard,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I commend the combined efforts of the volunteers at Noosa (Heads) Rotary Club and Maryborough Sunrise Rotary Club who are extending a helping hand to help people recover.

“Their generosity demonstrates the strong spirit, resilience and neighbourly care shared between Wide Bay communities.”

Donate now to ‘Rotary Club of Noosa Heads’ Bendigo Bank: BSB: 633-000,
 Account: 135 570 869,
 Reference: FLOOD APPEAL.
 Please check the details carefully.

Every dollar donated goes directly to the beneficiaries.