Flooded with donations

Coffs Harbour CWA flooded with donations for flood victims

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CWA thanks a generous community for helping flood victims


Coffs Harbour Branch of Country Women's Association (CWA) threw open their doors to act as a donation point for emergency toiletry items for victims of the Northern Rivers flooding crisis.

And they were flooded with donations.

"Last weekend alone we have made up 80 emergency packs for men and women, including essentials toiletries and a few add luxuries like hand cream, moisturiser and lip balm," president Jodie Williams said.

"Such a huge and generous response from our local community members. A welcome donation from midwife Amber Donnelly bringing much needed items for nursing mothers and mums to be. Toiletries were asked for but so many other necessary items arrived like pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, underwear, and cushions, designed to comfort toddlers and young children.

"All these items have been made into packs and tomorrow these items are heading up to Coraki evacuation centre to be disseminated to where they are most needed.

"This is just stage one; CWA will continue to support and collect items for the flood victims and our donated items will change to reflect what is required up north.

"Our CWA sisters on the ground are guiding us with what is required by the communities up there. As part of the wonderful CWA network, we have received donations of items from branches as far away as Hornsby in Sydney and Quirindi southwest of Tamworth."

The rooms will remain open for collection during the next week, Mondays and Tuesdays 10am to 3pm and every other day 10am to noon.

Keep checking the Facebook page - Coffs Harbour Branch of CWA for updates on items required.

"Thank you for all your generous support and help towards these devastated communities," Ms Williams said.