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More than a hundred members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drove from Australia’s Gold Coast to the town of Lismore in Northern New South Wales this past weekend, bringing food, supplies, fuel, labor, love and support into an area destroyed by recent flooding.

They plan to go back this coming weekend as well. The cleanup is expected to take weeks or months in New South Wales and Queensland.

President Daniel Shine, president of the Gold Coast Australia Stake, told Australia Newsroom: “While the impact of the floods has been devastating, the willing support of our members has lifted others and provided practical help in inspiring ways.”

The evening of Thursday, March 3, a call went out asking for donations to be dropped off at the stake center. The next day, hundreds of Church members, neighbors and friends from the Gold Coast Stake and the neighboring Coomera Stake delivered items well into the night and again the following morning.

Because of so much community support and so many donations, organizers had to look for more vehicles. Volunteers loaded into 11-seat vans and left early Saturday, March 5. Many of them were from the Gold Coast Stake’s young single adult ward. 

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