Donations of food, water help fire efforts
LOCAL communities answered the call for help to get food and water to help firefighters at district fires in the past week.
Kirsty Green was one of those instrumental in collecting items and getting them to firefighters at Bloomsbury and Conway between Thursday last week and Tuesday.
All donations have now stopped being taken at Carter Truck Hire where Miss Green had been stockpiling supplies and getting them trucked to firefighters when needed.
During the week Miss Green worked in with other donation points at the Salvation Army in Cannonvale and helped transport their donated items to where they were needed.
Miss Green said she had originally started collecting for relief efforts in Mackay, but was told they were not needed.
She then found out more about the fires at Conway and Bloomsbury and the donations were diverted to there. Some donated bottled water is still left over, but Miss Green said that will be kept for use in future emergencies in the region.
Non-perishable food that was left over will be donated to community groups needing it.
Miss Green was pleased with the way the community came together to help others during an important time of need.
“I was really proud of our community,” she said.
“They know how to get together and get it done.
“Every five minutes I was getting people donating things.
“It’s everyone I’m so proud of that just started donating things.”