They came in all shapes and sizes, male and female, old and young but the 700 members of the volunteer Mud Army had a single purpose as they cleaned up across Bundaberg today.
Bundaberg Regional Council Organisational Services General Manager and Mud Army coordinator, Glenn Hart, said the day was inspiring.
"We had some minor start up problems but once the wheels started turning and the crew clicked into action it was full steam ahead."
Mr. Hart said the Mud Army was comprised of people who had registered with Volunteering Queensland.
"We collected everyone at our two staging points at St. Luke's College and Bundaberg State High School and set off in buses from those locations."
While initial activity had been located around South Bundaberg the heavier work started when the Mud Army was mobilised to North Bundaberg.
"We achieved plenty. The great work done by Surf Lifesaving Queensland and local service clubs in supporting the group was outstanding," said Mr. Hart.
"The way the volunteers interacted with those affected community members showed the kinship that exists in our community."
The Mud Army returns tomorrow between 8am and 4pm with collections from the two staging points. "We really want to encourage people to travel by bus as we want to minimise traffic in the North Bundaberg area," he said.
Image provided by Bundaberg Regional Council