Lions trailer rebuilds region
AN initiative by the Withcott Helidon Lions Club will soon see a fully equipped tool trailer available for flood victims to hire out to help in the recovery from the January flood disaster.
Withcott Helidon Lions Club president Mark Lavender said the trailer would help people who had lost their possessions during the flood and that the idea came from Victorian Lions Clubs which utilised tool trailers to assist the communities' recovery from the bushfires and floods.
“These tool trailers were used extensively during the bushfires in Victoria and more recently in the floods down there,” he said.
“The members of our club here thought after consultation with the Lions clubs in Victoria that this was a very worthwhile project for our region considering the events which occurred across our region in January of this year.
“The trailer is currently undergoing a fit out and is in the process of being stocked with tools ready for use.”
Mr Lavender hoped the trailer would be available for public use within a couple months and said the trailer would not only be helpful in the short-term but the long-term as well.