Thousands of dollars worth of brand-new furniture, mattresses and appliances have been donated to locals living in and around Mullumbimby who are refurnishing their homes after the floods.
Provided by online furniture company Andoo, the items were delivered last week to the Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre, which has responsibility for distributing them to those in need.
Items were also delivered to services in Lismore and Grafton as part of an overall donation valued at $200,000.
A further $300,000 worth of products will be delivered to flood-affected communities in NSW and Queensland in the coming months.
‘Arriving in the Northern Rivers four months after the floods really highlighted the need for continued help and awareness to ensure that flood victims can rebuild their lives and homes again,’ said Alice Kuepper, part of Wining Group, which owns Andoo.
‘We have been working with our charity party, Good360. to identify local charities and communities who need mattresses, furniture and appliances.
‘We are proud to help people feel good and recognised by giving them brand new products and we hope this helps people to start to rebuild their lives.’
The Manager of the Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre, Julie Williams said those who had lost furniture, mattresses and other items in the floods, and were interested in accessing the donated items should contact the Neighbourhood Centre.
‘Just touch base with us at the Centre and we can talk about the yes of services and support that’s available,’ Ms Williams said.
‘The different types of support we offer are broad and designed to walk alongside people over a short or long period, depending on their needs.
‘It’s an overwhelming time for people and we are able to help breakdown the overwhelm into manageable pieces.’
The Centre has already distributed around $80,000 worth of white goods, along with many other items, food and emotional support.
You can contact the Neighbourhood Centre on 6684 1286 or drop in and visit them at 55 Dalley Street.