Digging deep to fill a truck
L J HOOKER Currumbin is
urgently seeking flood relief supplies for Gladstone.
The branch aims to send a truck full of clothes, food, toys and anything which may support our northern neighbours watching their livelihoods and possessions being swept away.
The real estate’s own Flood Relief Appeal came as the Gladstone Observer reported the nearby town of Theodore was “devastated” and the Callide Dam in Biloela had reached its peak and controlled releases had been initiated for the first time.
Property manager Tara Lawley-Passos said motivation for the appeal began at the Gladstone branch and “filtered south”, much like the waters were threatening to do.
“We’re looking for clothes, toys, towels, electronic goods, white goods, food – everything,” Mrs Lawley-Passos said.
“We started collecting on Saturday and we’re the southern Gold Coast drop-off point.
“A truck company volunteered their time and services and, whenever we can fill a truck we’ll send it off.”
She said the appeal was typical of L J Hooker as the organisation was “very community and family oriented”.
“I think many of the L J Hooker offices are involved.
“If Gladstone started it off it sounds like some of the other branches are struggling as well.
“We’ve been getting calls all day yesterday and today, and people are just dragging stuff in.”
Office manager Alex Passos said every day more people were needing help and there was no fixed deadline for the branch’s support.
To support L J Hooker Currumbin’s Appeal contact 07 5534 2266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or take whatever you can spare, except money, to 816 Pacific Parade, Currumbin.