nsw flood recovery update

With just over a week and a half to go on Operation Elliot on the NSW Mid North Coast our teams on the ground have been busy over the past four weeks assisting members of the community impacted by the recent catastrophic floods.

Since our operation began on 27th March, we have deployed 76 members, completed 4,066 hours of work, completed 41 work orders and saved the community over $210,273.

Our Flood Relief Community Partners

As a non-profit organisation, the work we do would not be possible without the funding and support of our various partners. Clubs NSW, Lions Australia, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited, Bunnings Warehouse Australia and Coates Hire stand with us over multiple operations.

We are also so grateful for the support from local councils and community groups which for Operation Elliot included the Camden Haven SLS Club, Club North Haven and Wauchope Showgrounds. These partnerships are invaluable and appreciated not only by our organisation and our members but by the communities we serve.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers Deployed

Work Orders Completed

Community Costs Saved

Nick Backe-Hansen

Our people are what it is all about
Nick Backe-Hansen member reflection

I’ve come to really understand there exists a kind of nexus between us, as a small embedded team in a damaged area, and the community. There is a unique personal connection that we can bring to them as Blue Shirts that  is more difficult for larger organisations to achieve.

Read a reflection from mission commander Nick during Operation Elliot.