Charity pleads for flood volunteersBy 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 2013
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