Maddy Braddon became the co-founder of Lismore Helping Hands, an amazing volunteer recovery network that grew from social media conversations during the 2017 flood.
TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains descriptions of flood impact.
“Flood Stories has been an incredible opportunity to be part of collective storytelling after the March 2017 floods. Sharing the ups, the downs and the roller coaster that I experienced has been healing. The floods were devastating for so many, but also gave a lot of people purpose and meaning when they volunteered. With our rapidly changing climate, there's never been a more important time to share lessons from extreme weather events communities have lived through. I feel inspired by this creative project and look forward to how it brings the community together, three years on.”