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Donations of food, bedding and cash for Lismore flood victims can be taken to Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre. Photo supplied

Lismore disaster relief

Do you have any donations of non-perishable food, blankets, clothes, books, toys, linen? You can drop them off at Macs Milk Bar or Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.

Macs Milk Bar, 26 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay is acting as a drop off point for donations.

Daily runs are being done to Lismore with donations to assist the many people who have lost everything in the recent flood.

No furniture or mattresses as these cannot be transported.

CWA Bangalow is accepting donations of clothing toys etc.

The ladies from the CWA will be delivering to Lifeline Lismore tomorrow.

They have also expressed their thanks to the Stockpot Kitchen who this week will be donating 100% of their profits and tips to help those affected by the Lismore disaster.

Byron Shire disaster relief

Areas including Billinudgel, New Brighton, South Golden Beach and low lying areas of Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby have been hard hit by the floods. Many people have had their homes and cars destroyed and have been left devastated.

Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre (MNC) welcomes donations of food, bedding, cash and food vouchers for people in Byron Shire.

They are not taking furniture or other large items but are acting as a connection point to link people who have larger items to people who need them. So if you have large items to donate please contact them and register what you have to donate.

‘The Italian Joint in Mullumbimby has donated a $50 petrol voucher which is great,’ said a MNC representative.

‘What is really helpful are $20-$30 food vouchers from the local supermarkets that we can then provide to people in need.’

The MNC can also provide dry clothes, financial assistance and advice and help on government relief that is available.

‘We are able to provide people with help navigating the forms as well as counselling and support.’

If people have some spare storage space for the donations coming in that would also be welcome.

Contact the centre on 6684 1286 for more information.


Mullum Bytes and Helping Hands Byron Shire are also acting as connection points between those who have donations and those in need.

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  1. Alsan/Echo maybe you could get this right? Lismore is NOT the only place effected by the floods and in fact, the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre are collecting on behalf of the residents of BYRON SHIRE, who have been just as devastated as Lismore has and as yet, don’t seem to have the massive help that Lismore does, nor will they get anything like the kind of government funding that Lismore will to clean up. The Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre are collecting for everyone effected by the floods in MULLUM AND SURROUNDS, NEW BRIGHTON, SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH, OCEAN SHORES, THE POCKET and BILLINUDGEL in particular. Maybe you could correct the article to reflect the fact that there ARE areas of Byron Shire that were hugely effected and that yes, our own residents NEED HELP too.

  2. I have a surplus of clothing and bedding waiting to open a homeless shelter in Coffs Harbour. How do I get them to people in need.

  3. We are opening up our business for a drop off point for donated things on the gold coast.
    Where is the best place to drop these ??

  4. I live near Dubbo and have blankets , sheets, towels, clothes. Are their and truckers going north in the future that could take these please

  5. I have bags of towels , sheets and blankets and stuffed toys , would be good for dogs and cats bedding , play toys .
    I need to be able to drop off to someone going up North from Newcastle is there anyone heading up that way soon .
    I know I can take to RSPCA but thought they may need it more for the animals .


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