Vinnies helps flood affected communities in the West and North West Regions
The towns of Eugowra, Molong, Forbes, Cudal, Canowindra, Parkes and Condobolin, were hit by devastating floods in November of 2022. Many other towns and farming properties across the regions, were also significantly affected by flooding and heavy rainfall.
Hundreds of families were impacted and tragically two lives were lost in Eugowra. Property damage included homes washed off piers, cars floating down the street, roads buckled and shipping containers sent sailing on the raging water.
Since that time Conference members within these towns have been providing flood assistance support through Conferences and regularly on the ground in Eugowra and Forbes at Flood Assistance Days. Members have provided not only financial assistance but most importantly pastoral care to affected community members.
So far Vinnies has assisted these communities with over $300,000 of designated flood assistance funds which has been a wonderful effort.
The stories have been heart wrenching and it is the listening ear from members that is just as valuable if not more as the financial support given.
The recovery from the devastation is slow but Vinnies support will continue as we often tell community members that Vinnies is here for the long haul because we are part of these communities.
Thank you to our valued members. Your work has been amazing and you have made a difference to many people in these devastated flood affected towns.
Vinnies Flood Assistance Day in Eugowra December 2022