Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Charity pleads for flood volunteers

By Elise Worthington, Wednesday March 6, 2013 - 10:12 EDT

A disaster relief charity says it is struggling to find volunteers to help distribute fresh food and supplies to flood victims in Queensland.

Connected Incorporated says hundreds are waiting for supplies in areas such as Gatton, Laidley and Bundaberg.

Founder Craig Michaels says people have been forced to drive to Brisbane for food.

He says more help is urgently needed.

"Non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning products and volunteers, it's been incredible the difference that the amount of volunteers ... we have been getting compared to 2011," he said.

"I guess because it is not in our backyards as much as it is in the city, we had literally four volunteers here today."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Sydney's cold mornings to continue

15:40 EST

On Saturday morning Sydney awoke to its coldest morning of the year so far, at just seven degrees it was a good day to sleep in.

Canberra slow to thaw after frozen fog of a morning

15:29 EST

Canberra took until brunch to shake off the frozen fog which had blanketed much of northern ACT just before sunrise when it had chilled to minus five degrees.

Frozen knees and numb fingers: A photographer's pain to capture the perfect frosty morning

08:24 EST

Chris McFerran admits he may be in a very small minority when it comes to wishing for forecasts of sub-zero temperatures and thick fog.