Clarence Valley Independent

An act of kindness

Image: Contributed


I would like to reach out and personally thank the two amazing Victorian companies, SCHUTZ Australia (managing director Alan Barham and David Bloomer) and Cahill Transport for their extraordinary gifts of 52 IBC 1000 water tanks for our fire impacted villages of Nymboida, Dundarribin and Ewingar in Northern NSW.

These tanks were distributed to people who needed drinking water. This operation was a huge multi staged effort beginning with the Melbourne businesses who donated and then transported them to South Grafton (free of charge) where Pearson’s Transport took over the babysitting of them until Blanchard’s Transport could deliver them on site.

In our hour of community need you were there for us and I know the people who received these tanks are beyond grateful for the donations.

The Clarence Valley was the worst fire impacted region between Port Macquarie and Tweed Heads with 2 lives lost, 167 houses burnt down and 1.3 million acres cremated. 

What has shone through during our ‘Scorched Summer’ is the extraordinary giving from our community and those far way who have gone above and beyond to directly assist us. It is these acts of kindness that bring us hope and remind us of our strength of spirit during our natural disasters.

You legends, thank you!

Cr Debrah Novak, Clarence Valley Council

Share this post


Now you’re here …

… the Independent would like to ask for your support. The community is reading our paper more than ever and embracing the content we produce, but advertising revenues across the media as a whole, are falling. Unlike other news organizations we do not charge for our publication – so, to keep our community connected and deliver the local news to your door we would like to ask for your help..... to keep the Independent bringing you all the local community news takes a lot of time, hard work and people power, But we do it because we believe our presence matters – who else tells it how it is, where it is, and what it is.

If you like our journalism, if you like the community news, if you like our sports coverage we would love it if you could help fund it, our future may depend on it. For as little as $5, you can support the Independent – Thank you.



Facebook By Weblizar Powered By Weblizar