Join Mayor Margaret's Mud Army and clean up after the flood

Jason Barrett of Yeppoon has volunteered for Mayor Margaret&squot;s Mud Army. Photo Trish Bowman/ Capricorn Coast Mirror
Jason Barrett of Yeppoon has volunteered for Mayor Margaret&squot;s Mud Army. Photo Trish Bowman/ Capricorn Coast Mirror Trish Bowman

THE mayor calls it compassion with its sleeves rolled up.

 

The community has dubbed it Mayor Margaret's Mud Army and volunteers are lining up to find out how they can help in the clean-up to follow this weekend's flood waters.

 

Harry Bruce cartoon about Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow's Mud Army
Harry Bruce cartoon about Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow's Mud Army Harry Bruce

"Just because we have regular flood events does not mean that the clean-up is any easier.

 

"Some people are facing the mud for a second time in two short years and they need our help. It's the practical side of community," she said.

Volunteer Jason Barrett from Yeppoon, said he was like a dog with a bone ready to get out and help.

"I was living in Brisbane during the 2011 floods and couldn't believe the community response.

"I'm between jobs right now so I thought I'd get off the couch and help out," he said.

The Rockhampton Region Mud Army needs volunteers to help clean up on Saturday, February 9, from 8am.

Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing, enclosed shoes, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

"Bring gloves, mops, buckets and general household cleaning products," Cr Strelow said.

Anyone who would like to help should first register at emergencyvolunteering.com.au and download the Ready QLD app or call Volunteering Qld on 3002 7600.



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