BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: In the first 20 hours of sending the letter below to our families, you have raised $3,245! It is so exciting to click on the link each day and see the red bar rush towards our goal of $10,000.
The following letter was sent to our families on Wednesday 10 March but we wanted to open up this opportunity to the wider community. A lot of us are feeling powerless in the face of such tragedy but donating to The Salvation Army which is already on the ground doing the job is a concrete way to help people quickly.
In the aftermath of the floods, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what needs to be done. We all probably know people who have been affected in some way and the devastation in Gympie, Brisbane and New South Wales has been difficult to take in.
There is something we can all do to help and I believe it will also benefit us by lessening our feelings of powerlessness as we witness the suffering of others on the news.
The GCC family are aiming to raise ten thousand dollars to help people in the worst-affected areas through the Salvation Army. The ‘Salvos’ is supporting people affected by the devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales. From emergency response to recovery, they are standing with communities for the long haul, providing financial, material, emotional and spiritual support so displaced families can re-establish their lives after disaster.
The Salvation Army teams had provided thousands of meals and refreshments for people in evacuation centres in Queensland and NSW through their Recovery Hubs. There is still a long way to go and we want to do everything we can to support this work.
We are asking each of our families and staff to please consider donating ten dollars or more by clicking on the link below:
GCC donations to the Salvation Army
Although specified donations amounts cannot be adjusted, if you select the ‘Other’ option, the smallest amount of $1 can be donated. Every little bit helps and it would be good to involve your children in the decision-making process so they also feel empowered to help.
Over the next two weeks, we are committed to building a Kindness Culture during the National Week against Bullying and Violence and celebrate Harmony week which is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians. We are grateful for the special community that we belong to here at GCC but we also care about those who need our help now.
So come on GCC family, let’s band together and see if we can reach our target of ten thousand dollars!
Mike Curtis, Principal