The community of Gayndah, in southern Queensland, is banding together to raise much-needed funds for the North Burnett region.
A teacher at Gayndah State School, Terena Staib, helped start up a local flood appeal and Gayndah Churches Together is collecting donations.
She says all funds will be go to those impacted by the floods in towns including Monto, Eidsvold and Mundubbera.
"It's really fantastic to see people pulling together and looking after each other," she said.
"Everyone's helping their family and friends.
"Everywhere you look in Gayndah - I'm at work at the moment and we drive in and drive out and you can see down every single road there's a clean-up operation happening.
"People are helping each other and it's a beautiful thing to see."
She says they want to ensure hard-hit communities are well supported.
"It was just a way of collecting funds just for this area and getting awareness out there I suppose of what people are going through," she said.
"You know I think some people in these areas would be more willing to give money if they know that it's specifically going to our local area and supporting our local people."
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