Mr Rental to the rescue
INTERNATIONAL home appliance and rental franchise Mr Rental rented out 24 team members and three vans and gave away more than 2000 sausages to volunteers in Goodna on Saturday to assist in the post-flood clean-up.
Goodna is one of the areas in Queensland most affected by the floods, with thousands of residents losing their homes and belongings.
Mr Rental was hit hard by the floods, with many new stores damaged and the loss of large amounts of stock.
Chief executive officer Glen Hickman said although they suffered major losses it was important to work together to help others who had been more severely affected.
“Although our Goodna and Toowoomba stores were affected pretty badly, really we are lucky we didn’t lose any staff or suffer more damage,” Mr Hickman said.
Team members in the Mr Rental Toowoomba store had to smash their way through a window to escape rising water levels, while another team member lost her car.
Goodna Mr Rental had only been open a matter of days before it was hit by flash flooding, resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of stock.
Mr Rental Goodna franchisee Mark Norman said his and wife Liz’s loss was minimal compared to the hundreds of people who had lost their homes, or loved ones, in the storms.
“Although we will have to redecorate again and hold off on the business side of things I am sure we will be okay,” Mr Norman said. “The Goodna community really needs a lot of help right now and it’s fantastic so many Mr Rental staff are donating their time to help clean up the area and restore order.”