MP AND MAYOR THANK MARYBOROUGH FLOODS VOLUNTEERS
The volunteer work of the Plymouth Brethren RRT in Maryborough(Australia) in January (as told in https://www.theplymouthbrethren.org/news-views/brethren-army-fight-to-save-maryborough/ ) has recently been formally recognised by both local and state governing bodies
On April 24th the Queensland Government thanked the Plymouth Brethren RRT in Maryborough for their part in supporting the local community. Appreciative of the effort she personally witnessed during the floods, Member of Parliament Anne Madden presented the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church RRT with a Certificate commemorating their work. She thanked the team for the hours of tireless labour they had contributed, sandbagging the Maryborough CBD to save it from flooding from the rapidly rising Mary River.
A month later, on the 15th of May 2013 the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church was presented with a Community Champion Award by the Mayor of the Fraser Coast Council. The Community Champion award recognises members of the community who go above and beyond the call of service in their professional and private lives. The award was presented to the PBCC in appreciation for the support and assistance they gave to the community of Maryborough during the January 2013 floods.
Mayor Gerard O’Connell specifically mentioned to the audience the many man hours of time the RRT put into saving the community from serious flooding by extensive sandbagging throughout the CBD, as well as the provision and preparation of food for locals and emergency teams. “These people have sacrificed a lot to help their communities,” the Mayor said.