Macksville Ex-Services is open and ready to help

The bags of clothes and food and bedding and more have been pouring in since Saturday ... piles and piles of them.

And the volunteers have been sorting and labelling and filling dozens of tables with all the things you would need if you found yourself shocked and homeless right now.

Club CEO Judy Ward said anyone and everyone was welcome to come in, have a cuppa, collect their thoughts and then help themselves to whatever they needed.

"We are here to help, just make contact with someone at the front desk and we'll take care of you," Judy said.

"People should think of us as a drop-in centre. You can come and charge your phones, we have chargers here if you need them. We can also register you with the Red Cross online."

HAPPY HELPING: Volunteers, from left, Shelley Robinson, Melinda Flett, Julie Aldridge, Michelle O'Keefe, Gayle Murray, Briony Inman, Gai McKay (not in photo: Helen Reibel)

HAPPY HELPING: Volunteers, from left, Shelley Robinson, Melinda Flett, Julie Aldridge, Michelle O'Keefe, Gayle Murray, Briony Inman, Gai McKay (not in photo: Helen Reibel)

Volunteer co-ordinator Helen Reibel said that while the donations had been arriving, the people who needed them had not.

"People are reluctant to ask for help ... but really, we are ready and we are here to help - we have everything from toothbrushes to towels to baby nappies and wipes, even dog and cat food," Helen said.

Judy said the back door of the club was open but if people couldn't get into town, they could still ring the club on 6568 1344 and a delivery of items could be arranged.

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