Working out of the Lismore Railway Station in South Lismore Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, the community organisation behind the Bentley Blockade has swung into action.
‘The primary focus is practical help for residents and businesses who still need help cleaning up,’ said Elly Bird, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers Coordinator
‘People can register requests for assistance online at lismore.recovers.org or they can come to the train station.’
Free clothes and washing services are being set by Orange Sky at the train station for those in need.
They are working with the admin team of the Lismore Helping Hands facebook group, and have donated $1000 to get the centre up and running.
‘Volunteers who find themselves at a loose end can come to the station to join working groups and we will help them find the best place to put their good will to work,’ continued Bird.
‘We have the support of Lismore City Council and we are talking to other agencies in Lismore who are all doing their best to support our community, even when some of those agencies themselves have been impacted.’