Brisbane trucks arrive with donations
BURNETT and Bundaberg warmly received the first convoy of clothes, household items and other donated goods organized by fellow parliamentarians from across Queensland this morning.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett and Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey welcomed the arrival of first two semi-trailer loads at the Salvation Army Depot this morning.
"It is great that our fellow Queenslanders are coming together to help the people of Burnett and Bundaberg in their time of need," Mr Bennett said.
"I wish to thank my parliamentary colleagues from the Redlands area for organising the collection and transportation of these essential items."
The first convoy came from the Redlands area and was organised by the Federal Member for Bowman Andrew Laming, State Member for Redlands Peter Dowling and State Member for Capalaba Steve Davies.
"The clothing, furniture and household items will be distributed by the Salvation Army to the many Burnett and Bundaberg residents who have lost what they had during the floods and tornadoes," Mr Dempsey said.
"Other MPs from across Queensland are also starting to collect items to send our way and I know the generosity will be much-appreciated by the people of Bundaberg and Burnett."