The Flooding of Drift

The Flooding of Drift
As the waters went down, we realise the loss

21 January 2011

If You and TEN of Your Friends Donate Just $5.00...

... the difference that can make, will be worth ten's of thousands!
My dear friend David Moore, owner of Drift, and all of his staff have lost their pride and joy... a restaurant, jetty cafe and event centre, all in the devastating blow that was the 2011 Brisbane Flood.
David's dream was to bring a dining and live entertainment venue back into Brisbane. He had nothing but faith and determination to succeed and make Drift into an amazing place. He had to overcome major financial hurdles as well as redefine the tired venue's former poor reputation.

All within the one year, the Drift team toiled and struggled, but step after step they brought the venue to a place where they were able to win Brisbane's Best New Restaurant 2010 (for 100+ seating). Then with the success of an extremely busy Christmas Season and an amazing New Year's Eve Party, the year ended on such a high note, we couldn't have been more grateful.

I had dinner with David, his partner and a couple of friends on Sunday 9th of January at Drift, and we all had the same content feeling that 2011 could only be an incredible year, and we felt so blessed....   little did we know, only 2 days later the restaurant would be almost entirely covered (or parts washed away) by the sludge ridden waters of the Brisbane River.

All the hard work, and when I say hard... that is NO EXAGGERATION!!  Believe it or not, the money to start Drift didn't exist, they made changes to the restaurant with whatever moneys they earned or could find from friends and family.  Over 250 Chairs were hand sanded, painted, glazed and reupholstered all by Drift staff and management. Walls were painted by staff, all interior decorating ended up being done by themselves. Blood, sweat and tears is definitely a honest reflection of their labor.

Stay tuned, as I will tell you more stories of the remarkable David and Drift on this Blog Page... But Please DONATE! 

If you pass this on to 5 of your friends and ask for only $5, and they send it to 5 of their friends... in NO TIME at all, we can get Drift the money to help rebuild Drift.

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