A section of our town remains cut off by the still swollen river, and we had heard supplies were running low over there.
Stuart put out a call on facebook a few nights ago, and also contacted the SES workers to see if we could rally together some care packages from our side of the river and send them over. The SES volunteers were just wonderful, offering to take over whatever we brought down to them.
Well, the response was amazing!! Many many people contributed bread, milk, tinned food, nappies, formula, toilet paper - all the essentials! A local butcher also brought a fridge load of fresh meat which was wonderful. Stuart went over with the first load (yes, there were several) to make sure it got safely to the emergency relief centre over there. I believe the goods were all locked up last night, and today authorities and volunteers have worked tirelessly to distribute it to those in need within that community, and to some outlying communities which were even more desperate.
Saraya worked hard taping boxers up ready to cross the water.
Then joined lots of friends in the park while we waited for Stuart's return.
Most of the park is still underwater! The levels had receded, but are rising again today due to continued rainfall this week.