Adtrans Used Trucks Brisbane, Queensland has given a much needed boost to the people in Bundaberg affected by the recent floods.
John Defries and Pat Farrell from the Adtrans group made a run up to Bundaberg from Brisbane delivering brand new furniture to the Salvation Army on Saturday March 2.
Captain Pamela Pattison and her husband Major Owen Pattison came up from the Gold Coast to help since the flood crisis hit and said the load was just what people in the region needed.
“This is what we have been asking for, this is just what the people have been asking for, it is just unbelievable,” said Captain Pattison.
Captain Pattison and men in the team of volunteers unloading the truck were reduced to tears as they realised what the load will mean to the people of Bundaberg still struggling. After only eight months in Queensland the business believed that it was important to give back to the communities that have supported their business.
Queensland Manager John Defries relayed the information of what was needed to his Melbourne boss David Larsen. David, without hesitation, went on a shopping spree buying a truck load of new furniture, over $45,000, got it professionally packed and sent up to Brisbane.
John said coming to Bundaberg and seeing the situation first hand was a real eye opener for him and work colleague Pat Farrell and they were glad to make the trip. “I think it was a good day, because the look on Pamela’s face and the tears in her eyes, she was over the moon because she knows what it is going to mean to someone else,” said John.
“When you actually see the houses that aren’t there or are partially there and the people living in the house next door to these places, and
operations at the Bundaberg Salvation Army said they had plenty of clothes at the Bundaberg warehouse and was grateful for the overwhelming support from the community.
“What is now needed to get people back in homes is quality furniture like drawers, tables and beds and more of what Adtrans has brought to us,” he said.
“Everything they have brought will be gone by Monday because it is just what the people have been asking for.”