Donations sweep into Ipswich
FROM Capalaba with love, a truckload of 1500 donated brooms and mops has arrived in Ipswich.
The special delivery arrived at the newly re-opened Salvation Army depot at Bundamba on Tuesday.
The donation was co-ordinated by Golden Circle Factory Sales owner Mick Corboy and Member for Capalaba Michael Choi.
Mr Corboy said the brooms and mops had been donated by a Victorian supplier and were worth about $10 each.
“We knew they would be put to good use here,” Mr Corboy said.
“Every time you watched the telly you saw the devastation.
“This is only a small thing, but we believe it will help in a small way.”
Member for Capalaba Michael Choi said given the area had been spared during the floods, people wanted to do what they could to help those who were not so lucky.
He said at least 30 truckloads of donations had poured into the Ipswich region over the past week, with the brooms and mops the latest in a long line of items donated to flood victims.
“We want the people of Ipswich to know they will not be forgotten by us,” Mr Choi said.
“We will support you.”
Salvation Army program co-ordinator Megan Pearce said the donated goods were already being snapped up, with people hearing about it over the radio.
Mrs Pearce said the organisation would also get in contact with flood-affected families in Bundamba to offer them a mop or broom.
She said the generosity towards flood victims was becoming a trend.
“It is happening every day here,” Mrs Pearce said.
“Someone will turn up with donations like a brand new fridge.
“We had Sheridan donate new sheets on Tuesday.”
The distribution centre is open daily from 9am to 3pm.