THE BIG CLEAN UP: Volunteers spent many days clearing out water logged stock for the reopening of the Lifeline Super Store in Bundamba.
A HUGE community effort by Lifeline volunteers has enabled their big store at 55 Jacaranda Street, Bundamba to reopen.
The flood waters poured into the store earlier this year destroying goods and covering the inside with a layer of mud and debris.
The store is one of many throughout Australia that helps fund the many community services carried out by the organisation.
Lifeline has been doing vital work since it was founded by the late Reverend Dr. Sir Alan Walker in 1963. Sir Walker had received a call from a distressed man who later took his own life.
Determined not to let isolation and lack of support be the cause of more deaths, Sir Walker launched a 24-hour crisis support line.
This service (13 11 14) now answers over a million calls a year from Australians in emotional distress or crisis.
Lifeline’s services are made possible through the efforts of 1,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers, operating from over 60 locations nationwide.
Services and resources are provided through face to face, phone, text, and online mediums.
The organisation’s commitment is to ensure that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
Lifeline continues to work towards ensuring its services are available to any Australian who needs them at any time, and on any platform, they feel most comfortable seeking help on.