Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed Mud Army 2.0 will officially join the battle to clean up Brisbane from Friday.
Cr Schrinner praised the thousands of Brisbane residents who were already lending a hand to friends, family and people they’ve never met before to clean up after the devastating storm.
“As I’ve moved around the suburbs in recent days, I’ve been so impressed by the number of people helping each other out,” he said.
“The sense of community has really been something to behold.
“I can reveal the full Mud Army 2.0 will officially begin from Friday with attention focussed on those areas that have received the most damage and have been difficult to access due to ongoing flooding.
“We’re also looking to get a small crew of Mud Army 2.0 volunteers together tomorrow to help some of those areas that have registered their need with us, if the weather permits.
“I want to thank each and every one of the more than 10,000 people who have registered for Mud Army 2.0 already and urge households that need a hand to let us know.
“If you need help or can give help, we want to know.”
Cr Schrinner said three dedicated marshalling points would be established at the RNA Showgrounds, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Carpark and the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre.
“Our fantastic partners, Volunteering Queensland, will be asking Mud Army 2.0 volunteers to marshal at one of these three points before they are transported to areas in need.
“We will be supplying our Mud Army troops with basic supplies including face masks, latex gloves and bottled water but we ask our volunteers to bring other equipment that might be required.
“People should also bring hats, sunscreen and some food.”