Just when you thought covid was the worst thing to happen, we have the floods. I’ve been hearing that these are the worst floods ever for these areas.
Thankfully my family escaped damage and flooding but there are so many people around us that did not fare so well.
Keep reading – you might just want to make a difference to these people’s lives. You may remember from previous articles that doing for others is a great way to boost your happiness and self-esteem.
You see the images on the news but it’s nothing like the devastation you witness in person.
So many lives turned upside down, young mothers or families, elderly people, already disadvantaged people, and everyone else – homeless with nothing. Everything destroyed in the flood.
I stood thigh deep in water, watching the river run uphill through the streets of Brunswick Heads. It rose at such a rapid rate and moved with such force.
I can only imagine what it must have been like in Lismore.
There has been so much help from those in the community and those from further away.
As I talk to people here about their situation, it’s a rare person that doesn’t have tears of gratitude at the kindness, generosity and contribution that others have made.
It feels good to be part of that. Good to have contributed. Good to be part of something greater than us.
And that’s what I urge you to do. Become part of this.
There are so many more people in need, so many more homes that need mucking out and cleaning, so many more families that could use some home cooked food, or a sandwich, or anything that can be delivered to them.
I guarantee you will be overwhelmed by the difference you make to these people’s lives and the gratitude you will receive.
If you can contribute in any way there are lots of things you can do but these are probably the easiest ways to find out:
1. Get on the Resilient Lismore facebook page. They post what they need and how you can help at this stage of the cleanup. I’m assuming there are similar QLD pages.
2. You can donate to others organising flood relief.
This article has the links to all the relevant ones: