QLD PBCC raise $260,000.00 for flood affected persons through book publication & sales.
On Monday the 25th of February the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church in Brisbane conducted a presentation to donate $260,000.00 to various charities. The source of these funds being profits generated from the sale of the “FLOOD HORROR and TRAGEDY” book. This outstanding book was published by a team of Brethren Volunteers, featuring the Queensland 2011 floods.
Plymouth Brethren members were deeply moved by the extent of this tragedy. The loss of life, enormity of the damage, loss of possessions and the disruption to family lives and businesses drew out compassion and sympathy. Titus Ch3 v 4 speaks of God’s kindness and love to man, which inspired them to form a large team of eager volunteers to produce the Flood Horror and Tragedy book as a major fundraiser to assist people in their desperate circumstances.
The hardcover, coffee-table style volume totals over 300 full-colour pages, featuring first-hand accounts and amazing photographs of the floods, and extensive data on weather patterns. The 76 individual stories portray incredible strength in adversity, and amazing human resilience, with the victims drawing strength from human kindness, faith and family.
All profits generated are now donated to charities that have assisted and continue to assist in this time of great need, to support the survivors with rebuilding their lives.
This publication is still available from the website: www.floodhorrorandtragedy.com.au.
Further donations are imminent, with significant amounts of money going right to the flood affected areas of the community where there is still a need for funds to help rebuild persons lives.
The presentation on the morning of the 25th of February was enjoyed by all. The inclement weather, very topical for such an event, held off for the duration of the occasion, while speeches were made and refreshments were served.