Take lifeline everywhere
WHEN disaster strikes your only lifeline can be a stick.
The Scanning it program visited Mt Perry Library on Tuesday and provided residents with a free session to have all of their most important documents copied, signed by a Justice of the Peace and scanned onto a USB stick.
Program founders from the North Burnett’s community recovery team have even designed USB bracelets so these scanned documents can be easily accessible around an individual’s wrist.
“These bracelets are water resistant and relatively hard wearing, to ensure they can serve their purpose when required,” North Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said.
“So far we have had no adversary to the program and the idea seems to be taking hold in the community.
“People have even come up to us in tears telling us how they wished someone had thought of an idea like this before the (2013) floods,” said the team members.
The program began last Wednesday in Gayndah, where a total of 136 documents were scanned.
“We used a digi-scanner, which has no memory and as documents are scanned straight onto the USB, which the owner then takes away, there are no issues with confidentiality,” Mr Pitt said.
All libraries in the North Burnett will be visited by Saturday, May 17.
For more information visit the local library, see the North Burnett Regional Council website or seek out the community recovery team at all of the upcoming shows.
FEELING GOOD: Valmai Schmidt, Suzie Keune and Melinda Jones spread the word about community recovery projects.