Campers at the Australian Pathfinder Camporee in Toowomba gave more than $4000 to support Queensland flood survivors on January 8. Having experienced some of the extreme weather for themselves during the camporee, many of the young people wanted to make a contribution to those for whom the continuing rainfall is not just an adventure of a few days.
“Most of us can simply go home with some muddy clothes and mostly good memories,” says camporee director, Tony Knight, “but for thousands of Queenslanders, this is an ongoing crisis.
“While we don’t presume that we have been affected to any degree like that of many Queenslanders, I think many of our young people were given a glimpse of what it might be like to have to leave your home due to rising floodwaters,” he says. “We received a number of requests that we do something as a group for these communities.”
The funds raised will be given to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s Queensland Flood Appeal. ADRA is working in a number of Queensland communities to support families coping with the flood crisis.
To donate to ADRA's flood appeal, visit www.adra.org.au or call 1800 242 372.