DONATION CENTRE: Tom Quinn Community Centre volunteer Robert Brough has the ominous task of organising the Flood Relief shed at the Bundaberg Showgrounds. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
DONATION CENTRE: Tom Quinn Community Centre volunteer Robert Brough has the ominous task of organising the Flood Relief shed at the Bundaberg Showgrounds. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

A truckload of help arrives

AFTER a 21-hour journey from Pambula in NSW to Bundaberg, a semi-trailer arrived at The Salvation Army yesterday with a truckload of goodies for flood-affected victims.

Rotary Club of Bundaberg member Matt Griffiths said this was the third trip made by Bobbins Transport delivering high-quality furniture free of charge for flood relief.

"We just want to say thank you for that help," he said.

Mr Griffiths said it had been a joint effort between the Rotary Club here and in Pambula, with Bendigo Bank and Shell helping out with the cost of petrol.

"I have been blown away by the support," he said.

The Salvation Army Tom Quinn Community Centre volunteer Robert Brough said he was overwhelmed by the generosity of Pambula residents and the quality of the furniture donated.

"People will be able to refurbish their homes to a very high standard," he said.

"All the electrical equipment is tagged and tested," he said.

Mr Brough said people needed to register at the centre to receive goods which would be available for distribution in the second week of April.