Ipswich flood victims sleep easier
WITH a swag of sodden mattresses heading to the dump after the January deluge, many flood-affected families will be looking for new bedding.
Kick Furniture co-owner Lisa Kinross came to the rescue last week, delivering 63 free mattresses to Lifeline Ipswich.
“We’re a wholesaler based in Geebung, Brisbane,” she said.
“We’re donating these for the flood victims.
“They’re good quality
“People need them. This is our way of helping.”
Lifeline business manager Colin Hannigan took Ms Kinross on a tour of the flood-ravaged Ipswich suburbs.
“I can’t believe how low the river is now, when it came up that high,” she said.
“We also can’t believe how tidy the city is.”
The single, double and king-size mattresses will help meet the needs of families seen by Lifeline’s community recovery workers.
Mr Hannigan said the donations would be distributed at Ipswich, Lowood, Gatton and Grantham. “We know of clients who need them but have got no residence to put them in,” he said.
Mr Hannigan said the community spirit after the floods was overwhelming.
He asked that donors consider giving money as well as goods.
“Cash is good because we can put it back into the local community,” he said.
Builders have been appointed to restore Lifeline’s super store at Jacaranda St.