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From cleaning products, tinned items and sanitary care items, to couches, televisions and tables, no inch of room in the truck was spared.
The Sunshine Coast well and truly showed their Queensland spirit in aiding their northern neighbours.
Former Melbourne Storm rugby league player and now Cooroy-based removalist Scott Hill volunteered to drive the laden truck to Townsville.
He will leave at 6am on Saturday and hopes to arrive by lunch on Sunday.
"It was an easy decision for me to take part, at the end of the day everyone needs something sometime,” Mr Hill said.
"I'm pretty fortunate in that I've had a blessed life, so this is the least I can do in helping out.
"And there are a hell of a lot of people in need up there.
"The truck is literally full to the roof. And it's nine tonnes or 40 cubic metres worth.
"Coast people have been so generous.”
Sunshine Coast Daily editor Craig Warhurst has watched a steady stream of donated goods come in each day in amazement.
"I've been blown away with the generosity shown by the Coast, each day the items just kept piling up,” Mr Warhurst said.
"Coasters dig deep when they need to and it's all for such a great cause.
"We as a region should be proud of this effort.”