However, despite the miserable conditions, motorists caught at the lights were anything but miserable when it came to donating to a worthy cause.
The volunteers from Mernda Fire Brigade were out collecting for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.
Five brave souls kept the local businesses busy, consuming multiple cups of steaming hot tea and coffee. This enabled the cold hands of these volunteers to keep holding out the collection cups for motorists to fill.
Captain Jeremy Maries was quoted as saying “I think the only reason we collected so much was purely out of sympathy for being out here on the road on such an awful morning!”
But at the end of the day collecting for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal is a great cause, a community cause and one that the CFA is proud to be associated with. When you think about it, rain, hail or shine the weather is irrelevant as we can all go home to hot showers, cooked dinners (if our wives are feeling generous) and warm beds but we can now also be happy in the knowledge that our efforts just may help a few more struggling families to do the same.
Story by Warren and Julie