A Northgate couple have come together with McDonald House Haulage and the local police service to donate their house to victims of January’s devastating floods in the Lockyer Valley.
In an extraordinary act of kindness, Northgate’s Carrie and Zeb Foster moved into a rental home on the weekend so their house may be relocated to the Lockyer Valley on the 1st of June.
The removal and relocation of their three-bedroom post-war home will cost about $75,000, which includes putting on a new roof, setting up sewerage and turning on electricity.
The Fosters decided to dig even deeper and contribute $12,000 towards this, which will cover moving the house in storage at Logan.
Hannah’s Foundation, a charity that provides support to families affected by drowning, is co-ordinating the relocation, but more funds are required to relocate and restump the house at its new location.
Katherine Plint, a nominee for this year’s Australian of the Year, has been helping the Fosters with the relocation plans. Ms Plint commended the Fosters and called on others to follow their lead.
“We’ve done everything we can, and we’re hoping some other people will help out as well,” Mrs Foster said.
Carrie and Zeb Foster were not directly affected by the floods, other than having to work from home for a few days, but said the footage of the damage in the Lockyer Valley had struck a chord. They are hoping their gift will inspire others to help victims of the devastating floods.
McDonald House Haulage donated their services at cost price, with the police also donating their time free of charge. Donations can be deposited into the 704 052 1035885 account, made out to Hannah’s Foundation, using HFOATES as the reference.