18 August 2011

Goodna Rotary helps Ipswich flood victims

IPSWICH flood victims will finally be able to take pride in their gardens, thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club Goodna.

The Rotary Club has donated $30,000 in cash and $5000 worth of gardening equipment to The Westlife Church in Springfield.

The equipment includes lawn mowers, leaf blowers and spades.

It will be available to members of the public on a hire and loan basis.

Rotary Club president Jim Middap and Westlife Church Pastor Paul Pardede road test gardening gear by Rotary to help flood victims tidy up and rebuild their yards.

"Some people here cannot do work on the inside of their house but having this equipment available will mean they can at least improve their yards," Westlife Church care manager Cathy Beauchamp said.

"The idea is to give people pride back in their homes and I thank the Rotary Club for their wonderful donation.

"Many people had their lawn mower washed away and have not got a new one."

Westlife Church has raised more than $300,000 in donated goods for flood victims in Ipswich.

The equipment will be available in September.

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