Convoy to depart in support of bushfire victims


Group of Brisbane-based truck drivers appeals for supplies to cart down to Victoria's bushfire victims

A group of Brisbane-based truck drivers is appealing for supplies to cart down to the victims of Victoria’s bushfires.

The convoy, which has been organised by the Australian Long Distance Owners and Drivers Association (ALDODA), will soon make its way south with supplies, but says there is more room for much-needed donations.

ALDODA spokeswoman Lyn Bennetts says bushfire survivors need bedding supplies, generators, underwear and caravans.

Bennetts is also appealing for livestock supplies such as hay, grain and corn for animals caught up in the bushfires, which continue to wreak havoc across Victoria.

"There is no food anywhere as the bushfires have burnt everything that animals can normally live off on the land. They are relying on us and we need to provide for them too," Bennetts says.

Up to 300 people and many more animals are expected to be confirmed dead from the blazes, which have devastated towns such as Marysville and Kinglake.

Bennetts has requested those who want to donate to place items in boxes to help drivers pack them easily into the trucks.

Items can be left at 33 Platypus Drive at Greenbank in Queensland or 23 Mabel Street Oxley until February 21.

Bennetts can be contacted on 0420 984 261.

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