Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday's Treasures - Mud Army

For today's Tuesday's Treasures I thought I would pay homage to the Mud Army and all other volunteers that have helped all the communities that have been affected by the Queensland Floods.

These people have spent days helping others who have lost everything and just didn't know where to start cleaning up.

It was great to see parents taking their children out to help, passing on the Australian Community Spirit of helping others in need.

It was really good to see so many young adults helping. They get so much negative press but in this crisis were out in force helping, forgoing their weekend of fun, to help all across SE Qld.

I got the 2 photos above from the Ourbrisbane website.

The people from Bakedrelief have been a godsend to the victims and volunteers arriving with food to fill their bellies to keep them going for long hours. It has meant that these people didn't need to stop cleaning up to find food, they could just keep working.

Thankyou Daniella for this great service.

I got the above 2 photos from Daniella's blog (Digella Emporium)

It really makes me so proud to be an Australian.

My cousin has summed up how all the victims feel when he texted this message to everyone who has helped him.

"Thankyou all so much for your support - food drops, cleaning up or somebody I could just talk to. Your friendship, words of comfort, effort meant so much in this time of need."


Sheila said...

It is wonderful to see so much support from everyone ,young and old in this time of need .My heart goes out to all those affected in one way or the other .

Bev C said...

The smiles on peoples faces are just so beautiful. A great job helping others,lets hope this community spirit continues forever!!!
Happy days.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for this Tuesday Treasures post. Everything you have said is very true. It is really heartwarming to see the kindness ordinary people have shown to others.

Toni said...

The Mud Army have been fantastic! It's wonderful to see people helping each other. Thanks for a great Tuesday Treasure. toni xxx

BubzRugz said...

They sure are a wonderful, wonderful treasure... what can get better than making a difference in someone's life?

Maricarmen said...

I think that you know your friends when you really need help.

MichelleW said...

A wonderful Tuesday Treasure - a community pulling together to help each other in a time of need - the mud army are doing a terrific job.