Community bands together

THE saying "all in a day's work" can be used to describe how the Emu Park community has banded together to collect donations for a young family which lost everything in a house fire.

On Sunday night the family, with three children under 12, lost their home and possessions to a fire which engulfed the 110-year-old building in just nine minutes.

The family was lucky to have been woken in time by a neighbour who called Triple-0 and climbed through a window to rescue the family.

And yesterday, after The Morning Bulletin published the story and requested donations, the community continued to give, with owner of Emus Beach Resort and Backpackers in Emu Park, Mandy Neubecker, reporting the phones hadn't stopped ringing, with people offering donations of furniture and clothing.

She said almost $1900 in cash had also been donated to the grateful family.

"One lady rang and said she was going to buy the kids each a scooter," Mandy said.

"Another person has a home full of furniture he wants to donate."

If you have items you wish to donate, contact the resort on 1800 333 349.



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