Those impacted by floods still need us. Here’s Bungawalbin’s wish list

ABOVE: An aerial view of Bungawalbin during the floods in March. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

The wish list from Bungawalbin residents tells the story of their flood recovery.

The Bungawalbin Collection Point has put together a wish list so those who want to donate can better understand what is needed.

Groups of people may want to get together to collect some of the wanted items and make a run out to Bungawalbin. It is important to phone first.

There are about 100 homes in the Bungawalbin area. Many are having issues with driveway access because of the weather. Private driveways  are muddy, boggy and often a 4WD is needed to gain access.

Phone 0432 110 439 to book deliveries of any donations and to check access to Bungawalbin-Whiporie Rd properties.

Here’s the wish list of items that residents really need at this time:

Home repair

Storage containers and drawers, dressers and wardrobes, shelving and wall supports, hooks, curtains, carpets and rugs, clothes hangers and racks, anti-mould wood treatments and paints, second-hand Colourbond/shed walls/metal sheeting, door knobs, hinges, locks, padlocks, second-hand windows and doors, sanders, foot mats, flood lights, solar and battery lights, light tubes, bulbs, switches and power points, fan heaters, plumbing supplies such as pipes, seals, joins and taps.

Home goods

Dryers including airers and electric, cleaning supplies, bed frames and mattresses, pillows, pillow protectors, fitted sheets, king and queen sheets and doonas, second-hand Wi-Fi and internet modems, 12volt white goods, portable solar chargers, hot water bottles, Al-foil (used for outdoor cooking), Glad Wrap, baking paper, small BBQ tongs and outdoor cooking utensils, cutlery sets, benchtop conventional ovens, air fryer and bench cookers.

Outdoor

Gardening hand tools, seeds for flowers and veggie gardens, succulent and plant cuttings, pots, potting mix (ground is contaminated), raised garden beds, mowers and grass cutters, rakes, saws, brush cutters, small and large rubber mats ( the ones with holes in them to use as walking paths through mud),  pop-up garden sheds, second-hand star pickets and wire for fencing repairs, mozzie repellent, zappers and coils.

Tools

Nails, screws, bolts, hammers, screwdrivers, spanners, hand saws, bench saws, sandpaper, earplugs (not used), scissors, metal cutters, bolt cutters, trolleys, measuring and squaring tools, battery operated tools.

Engine

Jump leads, battery chargers, car cleaning and maintenance products, 12volt car and truck starters, deep cycle batteries, engine oil, diesel engine oil, boat motor oil, generator oils, generator oils, lubricating oils, gear oils, tractor/hydraulic oil, siphon pumps, wheel nuts, WD40, degreaser, sewing machine oil, rust treatment sprays.

Other important items

Batteries (all sizes), UHF base station radio, water pumps, pet supplies (dogs, chickens and horses), wet weather gear (raincoats, ponchos, gumboots), men’s jeans all sizes, large men’s shoes, crocs (all sizes), thermal singlets, long sleeves and leggings.

Thank you for considering donating any of these items. No matter how small, your donations make a difference to those in our community doing it tough.

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