JUST SAY YES: Volunteers sort through donations while residents pick up some essential items.
JUST SAY YES: Volunteers sort through donations while residents pick up some essential items.

Just Say Yes

JUST say yes.

That is the message being spread to those in need of help.

Started by three Gayndah mums, the Just Say Yes donation centre has grown in leaps and bounds, thanks to huge support.

Based at Gayndah, the donations are being sent across the Burnett to those who need them most.

Food, clothing, toiletries, beds, kitchen appliances, toys and school supplies have been sent from far and wide to the donation centre at the First Ave machinery sales building on Gayndah's north side.

Kimberly Kirk said the number of donations saw two extra centres opened, one at Gayndah Showgrounds and another on Capper St in town.

"It's overwhelming. It's been donation after donation after donation," she said.

"There's no way the Central and North Burnett will go without."

Kourtney Turner said it was the community that got everything started.

"The community have been fantastic for everything they've been through," she said.

"Those that need help have come to help others."

Rachel Chambers said Just Say Yes had all the essentials to get families back on their feet.

"We've got everything covered, the necessities, so that families can continue to get on with their lives," she said.

The volunteers have organised welcome home packs for everyone who has been affected.

The packs are filled with pantry goods, food, toiletries, kitchen supplies and other useful items.

And donations continue to come in - five carloads and towing trailers arrived last weekend from Ipswich.

Fraser Coast Lions Club spent more than $2000 on brand new electrical appliances at the Gayndah Retravision and donated them, helping not only Just Say Yes but also stimulating the town's economy.

While donations are vital for the flood affected, Just Say Yes is asking for volunteers and helping hands, not only for the centres but to help with the clean-up.

To get involved, visit gayndahchurchestogether.wordpress.com.


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