Bethany Taylor Dawson loaded up her wagon and went to Queensland to deliver flood relief.
Bethany Taylor Dawson loaded up her wagon and went to Queensland to deliver flood relief. Rob Wright

No time for a flood of tears

INSTEAD of weeping as she watched people being swept away in the Queensland floods, Bethany Taylor Dawson got busy.

“Just watching it on the news was so upsetting,” Bethany said.

“Instead of sitting on the couch crying I had to do something.

“I have friends and family in the area.”

Reassured that her son, in Queensland for a holiday, was high and dry, the Boambee mum put out an appeal on her Facebook page; phoned her family and friends and got her workplace, Bunnings, on side collecting goods for the flood victims, including food and cleaning products, baby formula, nappies and toys.

Once she had enough to fill her trusty 4WD to capacity she used her days off to drive to Queensland and deliver the goods.

“The stench was the worst part,” she said of her trip.

“The roads have been cleared and it looked like a functioning city but businesses are closed, fences knocked over, you can see the flood marks on the walls – and people are still walking around in work boots not thongs.”



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