Well who would have thought a random call out of the blue from Barry Hancock at Liverpool Rotary would turn out to be such a worthwhile project and keep us busy for weeks, but with great communication between Barry and David our community director we actually managed to get the job done. Barry organised the transport and David organised storage at Batemans Bay and all the volunteers, Bushfire Recovery Support Service had a list of recipients and paid the transport costs. David spent hours touching base with the bushfire affected people to organise either pick up on Easter Sunday or deliveries over the next 2 weeks after. Our Rotary clubs calculated that we have spent 55 hours distributing and delivering these sheds. We have the company Oldfields in Sydney to thank for their generous contribution, of the garden sheds if it wasn’t for this donation to get things started nothing would have happened at all.
So Easter Sunday was the first pickup, bright and early and smiles on our face some Batemans Bay Rotary volunteers and wrangled family members spent the next 4 hours giving out 65 Garden sheds with an Easter egg to boot. David and Moruya club then sporadically delivered another 30 or so sheds over the next 2 weeks driving out to remote properties and making deliveries a great way to touch base with the community and check on people. Thankyou to Barry for reaching out to our club and the contribution that Liverpool, Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Rotary clubs have made to ensure the success of this project.