Local Tanya Williams today (Saturday 15th Jan) tweeted …
“Doing a drop off to RNA evac centre in morning if anyone in the Carindale area wants anything picked up. I’m throwing in some mags too””
“RNA evac centre needs toiletries, ladies products, combs, deodorant, toilet paper, tea, coffee etc plus people to help box up essentials.”
So let her know if you have supplies to give her …
While there may be some people experiencing water problems, overall Carindale has been extremely lucky and generally not in danger of flooding. Our region is particularly well placed to be of assistance. We’re close to flood affected areas such as Bulimba, Murarrie, Hawthorne, Coorparoo and West End and there’s particular help that’s easier to give right now, logistically, because of geography. And we’re able to help regional Queensland through money donations and many other ways, now and in the future.
This post is for both information updates and ways that we can best help.
Offers of accommodation / storage / services
Carindale resident Dean tweeted this generous offering:
“FREE room for flood victims: couple or family, pets or just storage. Safe & dry. Good coffee! Carindale. Bluecard. Ph me 24/7, 0432 414 266.” View tweet.
Do you have a spare bed? Do you need a bed? Open Beds is being offered as a community service – to assist people in Queensland who are without a bed or to find a place to stay. Create an account and login, add your details.Then simply go to add a bed and add all your details of what you are offering.
Storage King – free storage
Storage King has put out an offer for free storage to anyone who lives in the flood affected areas of Brisbane. They have trucks and trailers available to help evacuate. Call 1800storage. They have branches at Tingalpa, Bulimba and Murarrie. Ph 1800 100 700.
For people impacted by the floods, Fisher & Paykel has set up a free laundromat at Murarrie. They have everything there, even the jug will be hot! Doors open at 7am and it will be open until 7pm each day until further notice. 8 Terrace Place, Murarrie
The recovery efforts for the Queensland floods will be a slow and complex process, with volunteers required to help in the weeks and months to come. Volunteering Qld maintains continual contact with key disaster management agencies and will notify registered volunteers as new opportunities to help become available via this CREW page. To offer your assistance call our CREW team on 1800 994 100 or fill in the online form. Forms and info here.
Citipointe Church is located at Wecker Rd, Carindale. They have started a big volunteering project and have set up hubs in various locations. They are encouraging anyone who can or wants to, to turn up at the hubs, make yourself known and get your hands dirty. They ask that you bring/wear: appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear or gum boots and bring with you anything you think might be helpful in a clean-up, eg buckets, rags, garbage bags etc. You should also wear mosquito repellant and sunscreen. More info on the Citipointe flood relief page. They are also proving regular updates and requests via their Facebook page and Twitter.
Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
The most needed donations at this point are those of money. The Queensland Government is urging people donating to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal to donate online or in person to free up call centre staff and phone lines for emergency calls. Donations can be made on the Queensland Government website, www.qld.gov.au/floods. Donations can also be made in person at any Queensland branch of the Bank of Queensland (BoQ), Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, ANZ, NAB, Suncorp, St George Bank, Bank West, Bank SA, Australian Central Credit Union and the Savings and Loans Credit Union. Donations can also be made at Coles Supermarkets.
Pacific Golf Club is teaming up with Motorline Mini
To help those in need Club Pacific will be accepting donations of food, clothing, toiletries etc plus cash donations and the motorline Mini team will be picking them up and distributing them to those in need. If you have anything to donate or would like to donate cash please contact Club Pacific.
Pledge to donate clothes, shoes and toys
Local Morningside resident Vanja Stace and Jamie Stevenson started this initiative where people can pledge clothes, shoes and toys now and then donate them when it’s safer/easier to and as more collection points are confirmed. They are directing people to local collection points.
Various organisations such as local Officeworks are acting as donation points for various items.
Donations to evacuation centres
Brisbane City Council has asked anyone who wants to donate to the evacuation centres to contact the Council Contact Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3403 8888 with details of your donation – what you are offering, how you propose to deliver it, any unloading and/or storage requirements and any other pertinent logistical details.
There will of course be many stages of assistance, recovery and rebuilding. Cannon Hill resident Mel Kettle wrote this great post about on farmers, flooding and food and how we can make decisions that are important for food sustainability and livelihoods.
Keep your eye on this page for further ways to help …
Local flood-related information
- “List of Brisbane streets expected to be affected by this week’s floods” (12/01/11 Brisbane Times). Streets listed include Scrub Rd, Meadowlands Rd, Wynnum Rd, Fursden Rd and Old Cleveland Rd but we’re not sure exactly how these streets will be “affected”.
- Waste collection suspended. (12/01/11)
- Closest sandbags pick-up point: Morningside Works Depot, Redfern Street, Morningside.
- Brisbane City Council website | BCC on Facebook | BCC on Twitter
- Adrian Schrinner, Councillor for Chandler Ward has been emailing some flood updates. Sign up to his enewsletter or follow Adrian on Twitter.
- Camp Hill Police Station: 3843 2125 | Upper Mt Gravatt Police Station: 3364 3102