Mayor asks for unity and empathy

IPSWICH Mayor Paul Pisasale has begged the city to be patient and work together as the massive flood clean-up continues.

The Mayor said he was concerned about reports of volunteers being abused by flood-affected people.

“This is a crucial stage for the community,” Cr Pisasale said yesterday.

“There are two sides to this – the people who were affected and the people, the volunteers, who are trying to help.

“The rest of the community has to be a little bit sensitive to people's feelings. Other people have to take care when they're dealing with volunteers and other people trying to help them; it's not their fault it flooded.

“People are getting very tired and we have to keep working together and realise we're all working in the same direction.

“I always try to put myself in the shoes of the other person.

“We need to think with our head but act with our heart.”



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