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Townsville Forming Its Own 'Mud Army'!

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A man helps total strangers to remove flood-damaged items from their home in the suburb of Rosslea in Townsville (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Volunteers are desperately needed to help with the clean-up in Townsville.

The floods have impacted thousands of homes meaning a massive clean up effort is needed.  A majority of the residents calling and asking for help are seniors citizens.

150-200 volunteers are required daily for the urgent coordinated clean-up commencing in Townsville on Wednesday.

Townsville residents or those living in neighbouring regions unaffected by the floods and able to help with both the immediate clean-up and/or longer-term recovery in Townsville and other affected communities are asked to register at: www.emergencyvolunteering.com.au

These activities will be coordinated by Team Rubicon and Volunteering Queensland will be supporting the recruitment and rostering of all registered volunteers.

Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and sleeves and closed in footwear during the clean-up effort.

For the coordinated clean-up, Volunteering Queensland in Brisbane are registering volunteers from across that State and Team Rubicon Australia will be coordinating them on the ground in Townsville. The key contact for Emergency Volunteering in VQ is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are unable to volunteer your time, you can still contribute to the Flood Appeal by contacting the Australian Red Cross, Uniting Care, Salvation Army, St Vincent’s de Paul and Givit.

By Michelle Price