The TEA Gardens Lions Club is seeking further toy donations for children and young people affected by recent recurring flooding.
More than 40,000 people remain under 69 evacuation orders and thousands of homes are now uninhabitable.
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The total number of council regions declared disasters is now 37 (up from 128), including our own MidCoast.
Significant recovery support is needed to help flood victims get back on their feet.
Leone Webb, Director of the Tea Gardens Lions, said: “Lions Need for Feed Australia are adding a ‘Christmas in July’ theme to their upcoming tractor-trailer convoy to Lismore later this month.
“We will be bringing new toys to the children and young people who have lost so much in these recent floods.”
The national Lions Need for Feed project delivered about 90 truckloads of hay to farming families, along with food baskets and personal care kits.
Leone added: “We have lots of toys for small children so we are looking for donations for older children aged ten and up.
“We would appreciate new soccer balls, netballs, Frisbees, board games, card games, gift certificates and similar items.”
The Tea Gardens Lions will ensure that all new toys are included in the next convoy.
You can donate new toys to the following local drop off locations: Regional Australia Bank Tea Gardens, Hugo’s Newsagency Hawks Nest and Hawks Nest Golf Club.
Donations will be accepted until July 21, 2022.
More information about Lions Need for Feed Australia can be found at https://www.needforfeed.org.
Information about NSW Flood Assistance can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/floods/financial-support/people or call 13 77 88.
By Sandra Bourke