Committee to focus flood relief
THE overwhelming response from the Tweed community to help the Queensland flood victims now has a new focus.
Murwillumbah resident Tara Clifford will lead a newly formed committee to co-ordinate and focus the flood relief efforts stemming from the Tweed community.
Miss Clifford said the committee held its first meeting last week.
“Any interested people who would like to be involved are welcome to join us,” Miss Clifford said.
“We are here to link volunteers to activities, to co-ordinate fundraising events so they are not scheduled on the same date and to maximise our volunteer efforts. We will be the information hub.”
Miss Clifford said if all fundraising activities were filtered through the committee, it would minimise the risk of residents and businesses being approached for donations or requests.
“We would like to organise buses of volunteers to travel to flood affected areas of Queensland to help with the clean-up,” Miss Clifford said.
“This way we can have large groups of volunteers travelling together to areas that need the most help instead of 12 different families travelling there separately.
“We have already had a lot of people approach us with fundraising ideas or plans and we have a lot of events coming up.”
Miss Clifford said Tweed residents were welcome to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to be involved.
“In the email, people should include their name and phone number. They should also say if they are interested in being a fundraising volunteer or if they would like to help in the clean-up, or both,” Miss Clifford said.
“So far the tone of the community and the response we have had has been excellent.”
Miss Clifford said All Saints Anglican Church Murwillumbah was accepting donations of toiletries for flood victims between 9am and noon today and tomorrow.