Undies donations support victims
IT is a basic daily essential, but clean undies are probably low on the list of items people would grab in an emergency.
Queensland Times Adopt- A-Family co-ordinator Bernadette Mohr said locals had generously responded to a recent appeal to help supply local families affected by the flood crisis with new underwear.
Ms Mohr said a couple of thousand dollars worth of underwear had been donated.
She said in addition to Kmart, Trade Secret had given about $500 worth and local business Underfashion World about $2000.
“Ipswich businesses responded to my call in a big way,” Ms Mohr said.
“It is great we could do this for our readers.
“We had people bringing in bags of underwear, even pensioners.”
Ms Mohr said the appeal had arisen after she had started receiving phone calls asking for practical assistance.
Underfashion World owner Kay Weier, who donated a variety of underwear and sleepwear, said it had been her way of helping people regain some form of normality.
“I was trapped in Gatton and there wasn’t a lot I could do there,” Ms Weier said.
“When I got back to work there wasn’t a lot I could do with clean-up, so I thought ‘This is something I can do’.”
The underwear and sleepwear has been given to Harvest Rain Christian Care to distribute.