Turbans 4 Australia’s logistics arm, Green and Gold Charity Logistics, is spreading a little Christmas cheer to those families doing it tough in the flood-stricken Northern Rivers region of NSW this weekend.
Amar Singh, president and founder of Turbans 4 Australia, says 16 pallets will be heading north from the Sydney warehouse packed with boxes of donated toys, along with other household items, to 10 towns still reeling from this year’s devastating flooding.
“We have been working in the Northern Rivers since the floods began and it’s been really sad to see how many people are still struggling,” Singh told the News Breakfast show on ABC.
“I was there two weeks ago and people are still living in caravans outside their homes; they’re still trying to rebuild.
“People are still in shock and suffering mentally as well. Many of the houses are condemned so they have no choice but to move so it’s a really tough fight for them.
“But we want to be part of the story and the journey in rebuilding, and that’s why we are there.”
Now Covid restrictions have been lifted, Singh says it’s time to make a big trip.
“Green and Gold Charity Logistics take donations from Sydney into the regional areas where they are needed.”
Charity @turbans4aus is getting ready to spread some seasonal cheer to those still recovering from the floods across New South Wales.@Lara_Hyams met the crew behind it all at their Sydney warehouse this morning. pic.twitter.com/q8PKCw6O7m
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) December 15, 2022
Singh says he’s also keen to hear from any transport company that would like to donate, or sell a prime mover and trailer at a discounted price to the charity.
“Our budget is $70,000-$90,000. We are looking for a refrigerated trailer and truck to move perishable goods across the state.
“We will keep branding of their company on the trucks for the life of the vehicle.
Singh says Green and Gold Charity Logistics has moved over 250 pallets into Northern Rivers since March this year to help families recover from the floods.
“This [a new truck] will also help us rescue food and share it with our regional partners. We pride ourselves in helping regional towns; as a small transport operator, I know how important trucks are for charity.
“We are setting the charity into an emergency transport and storage warehouse of donations, which can be active promptly during disasters.”
If you think you can help, or know someone who might have a truck and trailer within their budget, email Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.