Face­book ad­vo­cat­ing for Deb­bie vic­tims goes vi­ral on Sun­rise

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A POST by a lo­cal Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity ad­vo­cate ad­dress­ing the plight of many in­sur­ance hold­ers wait­ing for res­o­lu­tions to claims has gone vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.

But not just any so­cial me­dia, Re­becca Woods’ post has reached a huge au­di­ence through Chan­nel 7’s Sun­rise Face­book page.

The post chron­i­cles the story of a pol­icy holder who was forced out of their home af­ter Cy­clone Deb­bie dam­aged their prop­erty.

The pol­icy holder was then shunted from pil­lar to post in tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion while dam­age to the prop­erty was re­paired.

“I emailed it to them first and they said it needs to go onto the Face­book page,” Mrs Woods said.

“While it is on the page and get­ting a re­ally good re­sponse it’s not ac­tu­ally touch­ing Sun­rise it­self at this point... as the Sun­rise Face­book page is manned ex­ter­nally.”

The post has been shared 621 times and has re­ceived 170 comments.

“I am hop­ing it does draw na­tional me­dia at­ten­tion and it has be­cause a Chan­nel 7 pro­ducer has con­tacted me.

“He is want­ing to look at peo­ple who are liv­ing in those re­ally un-ideal sit­u­a­tions, that are camp­ing in the back yard, that are liv­ing with tarps for roofs so he can ac­tu­ally por­tray the re­al­ity for some af­ter Cy­clone Deb­bie.

Ms Woods said “yes the tourist spots are open but at the same time we are suf­fer­ing be­hind the fence”.


VI­RAL POST: A screen shot show­ing the pop­u­lar­ity of the Re­becca Wood's post.

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