MUNDUBBERA’S big red shed will be quite lonely after several months of hosting BlazeAid volunteers.
Recently farmers, volunteers and caterers gathered to say goodbye and share their stories of gratitude.
Ninety-six property owners from the Mundubbera, Eidsvold and Gayndah areas registered for BlazeAid assistance to get back on their feet after the January flood and almost five months later, volunteers have worked on all these properties and contributed 2250 volunteer days worth more than $1.5 million.
“I was truly blessed to be given the chance to take on the position of BlazeAid co-ordinator back in February,” Vikki Kelly said.
“Helping my friends, neighbours and other farmers of Mundubbera and surrounding areas helped me escape from the flood troubles on my own dairy.
“Twenty-eight teams from the three towns took turns catering for volunteers who take away memories of country hospitality.”
“We have an amazing community and because so many groups, families and individuals came forward to provide evening meals, each only had to be called on once every four weeks,” catering co-ordinator Ruth Vicary said.
AMAZING JOB: BlazeAid co-ordinators Graham and Gloria Collins organised volunteers at the Mundubbera camp for four months and were thanked by farmers from Eidsvold, Mundubbera and Gayndah at the recent farewell.