By Keri Algar
SYDNEY, NSW: The Ipswich Evacuation Centre for flood victims will benefit from four washing machines, five clothes dryers and laundry powder to help the flood-affected and displaced people with their laundry, something that Mayor Paul Pisasale is appreciative of.
“Often it’s the simple things in life, like being able to have a shower or clean clothes that can make a difference to a person going through such hard times”, Pisasale said.
“Our residents who have been displaced due to floodwaters destroying their homes, will be forever grateful for such a generous donation.”
A spokesperson for the council told Current.com.au that whitegoods and browngoods were top on the list of people’s needs.
“TV’s, fridges, washing machines, dryers, everything; people are going to need to replace their whole home, they have lost everything, businesses especially,” said the spokesperson. “And so many people didn’t have insurance.”
Meanwhile, the new Harvey Norman store which opened in Ipswich last November was open for business as of last Saturday, having been unaffected by the flood waters.
Yesterday John Deere and Chesterfield Australia also donated a tractor to the clean-up cause that has seen over 3,000 homes ruined.