Volunteers wanted to help with clean-up this weekend

Friday, 07 April 2017

Lismore Helping Hands group is putting out a call for volunteers to help with flood clean-up over the weekend.

Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird said the Lismore Helping Hands volunteer centre is at the old Railway Station in South Lismore and people are encouraged to go along to provide cleaning support.

“Put on your boots, long pants and work gloves, come in and we’ll send you out to help a local resident or business,” Elly said.

“We still have lots to do and many people could use some friendly faces and helping hands. If you have stayed dry this flood, or if you’ve been working all week and feeling powerless, this is a great way to provide very real and practical support to those in immediate crisis.”

Elly Bird said the centre was also keen to hear from people who still needed volunteer support.

“If you know someone who needs our help please reach out – don’t be shy, we’re here to provide support for everyone,” Elly said.

“There are many people in crisis struggling to clean up on their own, people who don’t have large networks, the elderly and others. It’s been seven days now since the flood and if you know of someone who needs support, please come and tell us. We want every resident to know there is help and to please ask.”

The Lismore Helping Hands volunteer centre is at the old Railway Station in South Lismore and is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

There is coffee, food packages and plenty of other support available. There is also subsidised support for families to put their children into vacation care and YWCA staff are onsite to help with the process.

Image: Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird and other volunteers at the Lismore Helping Hands volunteer centre. More volunteers are wanted this weekend to help with flood clean-up.

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