Help is on the way for thousands of Queenslanders who are now starting the recovery process after a “rain bomb” hit south-east Queensland over the weekend.
With thousands losing their possessions and being forced to evacuate from their homes during the rising flood waters, a not-for-profit organisation is providing emergency assistance in the form of brand-new clothing.
Thread Together is a global-first national program that provides new clothing to vulnerable people in the community, redistributing excess clothing stock directly from manufacturers, at no cost to the recipient.
The mobile wardrobe in a van launched in Brisbane a year ago and has assisted more than 2,000 people from Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, Ipswich and on the Gold Coast. The van is sponsored by Bendon Lingerie and is supported and run by Anglicare Southern Queensland and St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Indooroopilly.
Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Thread Together Project Manager Leanne Wood said she was thinking of everyone affected by the recent floods in both Queensland and New South Wales.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the floods,” Leanne said.
“Thread Together, Anglicare Southern Queensland and the Anglican Parish of Indooroopilly are working together to assist people who are doing it tough and particularly those who have been affected by the flooding in Brisbane, Gympie, Sunshine Coast and on the Gold Coast.
For urgent assistance, people are encouraged to contact Thread Together directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know what is needed.
Volunteers can prioritise your orders directly out of the warehouse and new clothes can be delivered for free directly to your door or at a safe pick-up point.
“Thread Together in Queensland has just ticked over 12 months and has supported more than 2,000 people in that time visiting 105 sites,” Leanne said.
“The demand just keeps growing – with the pandemic, with people unemployed and the housing crisis and now the Queensland floods, it’s so important that we can take at least one pressure off people and keep them warm and comfortable.
“I would like to thank Thread Together, our sponsors Bendon Lingerie and our wonderful volunteers. We couldn’t do it without them.”
Please visit the Thread Together website for more information. If you’re in need of brand new clothing as a result of the recent floods or related emergencies, please contact the warehouse directly on email@example.com
Editor’s note 4/03/2022: Thread Together will shortly open an Indooroopilly emergency hub for flood assistance, in partnership with Anglicare SQ and St Andrew’s Anglican Church. The hub will operate at St Andrew’s at 89 Fairley St Indooroopilly. Details are still being finalised, and they are aiming to open early in the week of Monday 14 March for approximately four hours per day. Bookings will be required to ensure they can give people the attention they need when choosing items. Please keep an eye on the St Andrew’s, Anglicare Advocacy or Thread Together websites for further details.Jump to next article