Local clubs provide vital support
JOHN Francis is hoping someone can lend a caravan to an elderly Fitzroy Street resident and her son in the wake of last week’s flood.
The Warwick Lions Club member was at the Lions Den yesterday making sandwiches for volunteers helping with the flood clean-up.
Rotary and the Salvation Army have also provided food for the volunteers with support from many individuals in the past week.
Mr Francis said he had met elderly people quite distressed about the floods.
“Many residents will need help for a long time to get back on their feet,” he said.
“A woman in Fitzroy Street needs a caravan with single beds for her house yard while repairs are being undertaken to her house.”
Anyone who can lend a caravan is asked to call Mr Francis on 0429 233 304.
Warwick Lions Club president Con Lo Giudice said in the first flood Lions prepared 380 meals at WIRAC and another 150 this time.
“I was heartened by the reaction of travellers to the help of volunteers at the evacuation centres,” he said.
“Some Lions members joined with members of the St Mary’s Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society to set up bedding at WIRAC.
“We drove around the flood area today with sandwiches for the volunteers.”