I overheard a conversation in the shops the other day about how the locals don’t want ‘these people’ in the pods here in Brunswick Heads.
‘These people’ are members of your community who were flood-affected and have been homeless with no secure housing for the last year.
‘These people’ pack your bags at the local IGA and teach your child at school. ‘These people’ have kept a brave face for their children while they move, again, for the umpteenth time…
Why are ‘these people’ still here you ask? Because of you, beautiful community.
Remember the call out for boats in Mullum? And locals with tinnies came out into the darkness to rescue ‘these people’ from rooftops. My family is one among ‘these people’ and it’s been a big year. We are on the pod list and can’t wait to be given a chance to have a temporary home so our lives can move forward.
Let’s remember the incredible spirit and love our community has and welcome and support ‘these people’ who have been through a lot this past year. Stay grateful that you’re not one of ‘these people’.
One of ‘these people’.