Flood relief

RACQ Foundation helps families still hurting from flooding.

“It was like some sort of dream.”

That’s how Lynne Lewis described the deluge of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the flooding of her Logan home.

Not the dream of a peaceful slumber, but a nightmare you’d want to wake from.

“You just couldn’t believe that it actually happened because it was so horrendous,” Ms Lewis said.

In less than 20 minutes, the water was in the house – we lost curtains, floor coverings, clothes, kitchen utensils, electrical appliances, just everything.

Louie and Christine Naumovski heard tragic stories like Lynne’s and decided to help. Co-founders of the Logan House Fire Support Network, the couple usually respond to fire and flames, but those are few and far between during a flood.

From their base at the Bethania Community Centre, the husband and wife team coordinated sand bagging, clean-up and distribution of donations to families hardest hit by the storm and subsequent flooding.

“We made sure they got the necessities needed in life to move forward, like toiletries, clothes, food and appliances,” Mr Naumovski said.

RACQ Foundation presented the organisation with a $23,000 cheque, which would enable them to purchase washing machines, dryers, fridges, kettles and grocery vouchers to give to families still struggling to get back on their feet.

Mr Naumovski said in an incredibly dark time, receiving these items boosted her spirits.

“It’s really helped us get through,” she said.

Right from the bottom of the heart, thank you.