Muslims lend hand to recovery
THE Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) has donated several pallets of gyprock to help with the building recovery effort across Ipswich.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said enough gyprock to repair 50-60 flood damaged homes would soon make its way to property owners most in need.
“Those flood-affected owners who registered with council through the Help Us Help You form are being assessed,” Cr Pisasale said.
“We will be contacting property owners deemed as the neediest first, including those on the pension or were not insured. Hopefully we can meet demand and will try and help as many people as possible from the supply of gyprock available.
“On behalf of the community I want to thank the MCF for making such a tremendous contribution to assisting flood-affected families throughout Ipswich and south east Queensland,” Cr Pisasale said.
MCF spokesperson Janeth Deen said the foundation through the Queensland Muslim Welfare Association had delivered two truckloads of clothing and linen to the Ipswich distribution centre in the former Coles building.