Kitty Walsh

Kitty Walsh
The morning of 14th November a wall of water made its way through Cudal washing away cars, fences and the town’s swinging bridge, damaging businesses and homes and leaving several homeless. By early morning, an army of volunteers had moved into action.

Kitty was there from the beginning and even today works behind the scenes making sure those who need help get it At the time of the flood, Kitty owned a cleaning business. Once the waters receded, she got to work cleaning up the houses that been hit. Other groups had gone in and pulled out wet carpet, leaving the subfloor behind. She, and a group of volunteers, moved into these houses with disinfectant to kill off any mould spores making the houses safe for residents to begin the process of sorting through their belongings without the risk of getting sick. She then repeated the process in Eugowra, and spent many long hot days there working to help the people in that town begin to put their lives back to right.

Kitty did all this while her husband recovered from a long illness and raising two young children. She was a force to be reckoned with. She met with local leaders and spoke to the politicians who came to the area. She was not afraid to voice what was needed and was instrumental in bringing the first SES Community Action Team Trailer to the area. She also joined the SES and has become a vital member of that group.