Bushfire survivors help flood victims

Owner drivers who survived the Victorian bushfires help Queenslanders recover from floods

By Ruza Zivkusic | January 25, 2011

Touched by the Victorian bushfires in Kinglake, David and Lisa Robinson have driven for days to deliver a truck load of goodies to those affected by floods in Queensland.

Kinglake residents, who know what it’s like to try to pick up the pieces after a disaster, have collected everyday necessities for flood victims.

The Robinsons personally delivered the goods yesterday to the locals of Warwick, which is near the Queensland and NSW border.

The couple operate DLisar Transport and thought it was only right to donate their time and effort after witnessing what their family and friends went though during the Victorian bushfires in 2009.

"The things they went through and knowing what they’re going through now, the experiences we’ve personally had, is just devastation alone and it’s just something you feel right in doing," Robinson says.

"After everything we’ve seen our family go through and that they’re still going through; if we can make someone smile at the other end all the better.

"It’s a little bit of a déjà-vu for the people of Kinglake; what they’re feeling and remembering by Queensland floods, they really want to give back what Australia have given them."

The couple have been owner-drivers for 25 years.

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