Pamper packs to reward our unsung heroes of Marcia recovery
CHOCOLATES, gift vouchers, candles and more are what Shop 4703 businesses have come up with to thank those who have gone above and beyond to help their community in the wake of Cyclone Marcia.
The 12 local stores have made up a dozen gift baskets or "pamper packs" and they are now looking for the most deserving people in the community to receive them, Kaboozie's owner Suzie Hunting said.
"There are so many people out there that have done so much for the community, even when they've lost a lot themselves," Suzie said.
"We were all trying to think of a way we could help those people and this is what we came up with.
"They're basically pamper packs that are filled with goodies to make them feel better."
Suzie said Shop 4703 was also opening up the group and welcomed all locally run businesses to get on board.
"I think you can really make more of an impact in numbers and it's important as a local community to support each other in business," she said.
One woman nominated her mother on the group's Facebook page, describing her tough ordeal.
"I nominate my mother. As you can tell by the photo she has lost the back of her house, including a bedroom, bathroom, part of her kitchen but she still has her toilet, LOL," the post read.
"She has helped many people out during this crazy time and would love it if she can see how much she is appreciated.
"She lives on a property at Bondoola, branches and trees are everywhere (and it) will take us weeks to clean and months to fix and restore her home."
Another online user posted: "I'd like to nominate Danielle Yow-Yeh who established the Many Hands Make Light Work local community working bee to help anyone in need of restoration support.
"She has been co-ordinating armies of volunteers to support the community and has been getting her hands dirty too ... all while doing her own clean-up, working, studying and being a mum to two littlies," the Facebook nomination read.
"I think she deserves some thanks on behalf of us all."
Do you know of someone who deserves a big thanks for their contribution to the community after Cyclone Marcia?
Post their name and the reasons why they deserve a pamper pack on the group's Facebook page.
Just search for Shop 4703 and add your nomination today.