A barge is needed to transport a donation of furniture from Lindeman Island to Bundaberg which was flooded.
A barge is needed to transport a donation of furniture from Lindeman Island to Bundaberg which was flooded. Contributed

Items need to make it to flood victims or will be used as landfill

CALLING all transport companies: Can you help flood victims in Bundaberg?

Airlie Beach Rotary Club and the Bundaberg Mud Army need help to transport furniture and household goods from Lindeman Island to Australians in need.

Lindeman Island's Club Med resort was sold last year and enough furniture to fill 250 hotel rooms has been left behind.

Airlie Beach Rotary membership director Ken Sharpe said the organisation had been given the items when the resort closed.

"What we are trying to do is make sure these goods get taken off the island and put into the right hands, especially the flood victims in Bundaberg and Brisbane," Mr Sharpe said.

Beds, mattresses, tables, chairs, sheets, towels, bar fridges, crockery, toasters and even lawn mowing equipment have all been donated.

The catch is Rotary has to find a way to get the goods and furniture off Lindeman Island and down to Bundaberg.

If the organisation doesn't find a way, everything will go into landfill.

Bundaberg Mud Army president James Kampf said the donated goods would make a huge difference to families.

"We've got a lot of people still in emergency housing," he said.

"It's going to take another six to 12 months before a lot of people will be filtering back into households.

"It would be a great thing for people to be assured that when they go back into their homes, they have something to go to."

Mr Sharpe said people had been already asking for the "free" items but he stressed they were strictly for flood victims.

If you can help, phone Mr Kampf on 0458 231 904 or email jameskampf@icloud.com.



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