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Pastor Quintin Betterridge from the Chinderah Seventh Day Adventist Church loads donated items into a storage container at the new Donation Hub at Cudgen Leagues Club. Photo supplied.

Community generosity is on the move at Chinderah with the relocation of a donation hub for flood-affected residents.

The community-led Chinderah Donations Hub, previously located at the Hacienda Caravan Park, is now open on the grass carpark fronting the Cudgen Leagues Club grounds, Wommin Bay Road.

Organisers say the move will make the Hub more easily accessible to the community and will offer a wide range of donated goods from household items, to toiletries, food and even frozen meals.

Fingal Fellowship Church volunteer Kay Redman sorts items at the Chinderah Donation Hub ahead of its opening at its new location at Cudgen Leagues Club today. Photo supplied.

Staffed by volunteers, the Hub will be open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, with anyone wishing to access support, donate goods or offer help most welcome to attend the site.

This has been a community-driven effort with businesses and residents coming together to assist.

Council has assisted with the coordination of the centre, with NSW Health Infrastructure providing two shipping containers and SEE Civil donating the use of a large site office for the Hub, while Cudgen Leagues Club is assisting by providing access to power.

Council has also assisted the Murwillumbah Volunteer Hub, agreeing to provide financial assistance to contribute to rental costs and other requirements of the hub.

Community spirit in action

Tweed Mayor Chris Cherry said the community hubs were a wonderful example of the Tweed’s incredible community spirit.

Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry. Photo supplied

‘There are so many people who have been severely impacted by these flood events and the show of support for them has been very reassuring,’ said Cr Cherry.

‘To see the local community taking up the challenge of helping fellow residents through this crisis is inspiring.’

Flood-affected residents from Chinderah, Fingal, Kingscliff and surrounding areas are welcome to pop into the new Hub at Chinderah and access goods donated by the community.

Volunteers have acknowledged the many organisations who have lent a hand in support of the Chinderah Hub, including local church groups, the Rural Fire Brigade, numerous Tweed and Gold Coast businesses, scores of volunteers providing home-cooked meals and support, the ADF (who moved the temporary office and storage containers on site), as well as Tweed Shire Council.

The Chinderah Recovery Centre reopened this week at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Phillip Street and will be open from 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays to assist residents with access to payments and support services. This will ensure the centre is able to continue to operate and provide much-needed support in the community.

For more information on the Donation Hubs contact Sylvia Roylance, Council’s Community Development Officer – Family & Youth Community Services, on 0420 961 622 or visit the Tweed Recovery Dashboard for updated information.


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