HELPING HAND: Mick, Jack and Coby from CQ Waste.
HELPING HAND: Mick, Jack and Coby from CQ Waste. Contributed.

Post flood draws out helping hands

THEY breed them tough north of the border, and especially in Central Queensland. When knocked down we get back up again. We help our neighbours and as we face the challenges before us, we remember who we are. We don't complain, we get on with the job.

Following the recent floods, CQ Waste Management donated their services, dropping off and picking up over 40 skip bins, a service valued at over $11,450.

Mick Ford from CQ Waste said the response was overwhelming.

"Residents in the flood affected areas were overwhelmed, I had one lady crying on my shoulder and another offering us scones. It was great to be able to help out a little,” he said.

CQ Waste Manager Denise Farrah said "The Council were amazing, working 24/7 cleaning up and supporting residents, we just wanted to pitch in also.”

In the lead up to the flood, the team helped out sand bagging a number of businesses and organisations in Rockhampton.

The ladies from the Women's Health Centre in Rockhampton were thrilled to have a helping hand.

"We really appreciate the help and the support to keep our Centre dry! These guys are an asset to our community!” Ammie Andrews said.

Post the floods the team went as far as Port Curtis assisting The Rockhampton Grammar School's Agriculture Department. Head of Agriculture, Mr Hardy Manser said the school really appreciated the support of CQ Waste. "It's people like this who make a difference”.



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