Semi-trailers full of donated supplies from Gold Coasters to head to Northern NSW

Semi-trailers jam-packed with donated supplies will be heading to flood-ravaged communities in Northern NSW today, thanks to some generous Gold Coasters.

Drill It Co issued a call out overnight for locals to drop off donations to their warehouse at Molendinar this morning.

Drill It Co labourer Nathan Evans said they have been blown away by the support of locals and the amount of donated supplies they have received.


“We had a couple of free semis parked up in the yard, so thought we’d get something together to go down and help where we can,” he told myGC.

“We didn’t put it up [on social media] until late last night, and to see everyone come together today and drop everything off… we are blown away!

“We’ve got non-perishables, toiletries, sanitisers, we have a lot of baby stuff as well which is great to see, everything from dog food to dog leads to car seats. We’ve even got beer in there – people need beer and there is not much of that going around down there at the moment. We’ve got a lot of pallets of flour on a truck coming back from Brisbane now and there’s 14 pallets of water too.

“We went from just taking solid boxes that we could put on pallets and now we are taking bags and open goods, anything that we can get. There’s nothing that goes to waste down there at the moment. They’ve lost completely everything.”

Mr Evans told myGC the semi-trailers will dropping off the supplies Evans Head initially.

“There’s a lot of stuff here so we do plan to distribute to everyone. We can only stop in certain areas because we still can’t get in, so we are going to organise from there with SES where we distribute to,” he said.

Elle Smith said she wanted to help co-ordinate the donation drive, after seeing the devastation in Lismore on Thursday.

“We thought we’d have few pallets, and I think we’ve filled about 15. We are going to fill the first semi, then a second one, and maybe a third. We might do a trip tomorrow too, we are just going to see how we go,” she told myGC.

“I know people on the ground in Lismore, and they are overwhelmed [by the donations]. The SES is overwhelmed, its a big deal and we are really grateful. It’s making a big difference.”

Gold Coasters who wish to help, are welcome to drop off donations at 12 Reichert Drive, Molendinar until around 1pm today. Drill It Co may also be taking donations tomorrow – check out @drillitco stories for the latest information.