No sooner than the flood waters abated than Rotary was helping clean up. Clubs from the bay area really swung into action with a busload of men and high pressure hoses and generators. Later a massive garage sale gave away household items to those affected and raised $80 000 in sales. Members of South Brisbane Club assisted wherever the mud army took them as well as to those known personally to the club as past members and their spouses.
In the aftermath funds from our sister club of Amagasaki East were used to buy new white goods for families in the Lockyer Valler, to host a mental health first aid course and to support 3 local families financially.
Time was spent sorting and distributing the avalanche of donated goods that came from all over Australia, not only for people but family pets too.
Mental Health First Aid Course with Ian Mc Grath held at the WECH “Croquet Club” venue 4th April 2011