The group will descend this Saturday on a cropping property near the small hamlet of Wilby, between Yarrawonga and Wangaratta, owned by Gus Campbell.
The property was inundated in March, leaving hundreds of kilometres of fences clogged with weeds, while rubbish and debris have been spread over a wide area.
Just a month ago, a small group of volunteers travelled to the region at the invitation of Tungamah Deputy Group Officer Tony Burke.
This latest trip will go a long way to finishing the job they started.
VFBV District President Bill Watson, along with Dandenong Ranges GO Mark Lane, Knox GO Jim Reid, Yarra Valley GO Roly Rak, Maroondah DGO Ken Mitchell , Maroondah DGO Kingsley Allen, Don Bigham, Brian Cook and Steve Parkes, helped organise the trip.
Bill says the flood crisis didn’t end when the waters receded.
“The floods have left a devastating impact on communities in the north-east. What folks up there need now is arms and legs, and we have plenty of those! There's been no shortage of city volunteers keen to help their country comrades.” Bill said.
Mark Lane said the trip last month gave Gus Campbell a break from the clean-up for the first time in months.
“Gus told us it was wonderful to just enjoy breakfast with his family. It was also great to be able to let him know the victims of the floods haven’t been forgotten.” Mark said.
Sadly it’s the second year in a row volunteers from Eastern Metropolitan region have made the trip offering flood relief, following the devastating floods in 2011.
The group is hoping CFA members from other parts of Victoria will follow their lead and lend a hand.