Selfless pair helps flood victims

A KINGSCLIFF couple made a huge impact on a family in flooded Chelmer at the weekend.

When Joanne and Michael Mitchell heard a friend was in the flooded area of Chelmer they drove their truck – loaded with three skips – to help out.

“When we drove onto the street I got a heavy feeling in my chest and we didn’t know what to do,” Mrs Mitchell said.

“We then made a decision to help the whole street.”

The couple arrived on the street and spent the next two days filling and unloading up to 38 skips with flood-damaged items from the block.

Scott McGrath’s grandmother’s house was one of these homes on the block.

Mr McGrath was overwhelmed by the strangers’ selflessness and willingness to help.

“I don’t know their names but they were wonderful and compassionate and I was blown away by their generosity,” he said.

“Once the bin had been filled they kept coming back... they did it all day, bin after bin.”

The Mitchells plan to revisit the street in six months.



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