Robert Clews from Conag Equipment helping out during the floods by providing a place for Woolworths groceries to be delivered for Rockhampton while the depot was inaccessible due to flooding. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Robert Clews from Conag Equipment helping out during the floods by providing a place for Woolworths groceries to be delivered for Rockhampton while the depot was inaccessible due to flooding. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK010213sconag1

Helping out in time of crisis by lending out a backyard

ROBERT Clews had more than farm equipment in his company yard yesterday morning after a truck dropped off dozens of pallets of grocery items.

But it wasn't a major case of panic buying.

Instead, the CONAG Equipment sales manager was lending a hand in a crisis.

The truck needed to make its return south but could not get to the depot to offload the cargo because of the CQ floodwaters.

Mr Clews said he volunteered for the load to be held in his yard until it could be picked up by a local truck and taken to the supermarkets.

"I've been here since 7am loading up this truck," he said.

"With the help of some others, I've loaded up this truck so these products can be distributed around the region."

Mr Clews said it was all part of being a community helper.

"We're in a flood crisis," he said. "I assisted like anyone else would."



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