UNITING CHURCH members continue to be awarded for their efforts in flood-affected communities.
Colette Crossley, a member of Vineyard Community of Faith and Knox Uniting Church in Moorooka, accepted an award
for her work with the Acacia Ridge Community Support Incorporated ( ARCSI) celebrating their work co-ordinating and
providing ongoing support to the Rocklea community on behalf of various levels of the government and the local community.
ARCSI is working with Lions, Rotary, Micah, Lifeline and other community groups, as well as government departments.
After she and husband John joined the Rocklea Flood Relief Committee, Ms Crossley was asked to join ARCSI.
Teaching RE at Rocklea State School for 25 years means this is a job close to Ms Crossley’s heart.
She is currently funded at ARCSI by a grant from the Uniting Church Assembly flood relief appeal.
“We are continuing to find people in need … people who still can not face coming near their houses,” said Ms Crossley.
“Contrary to what most Brisbanites think, the floods are not over and people still need all sorts of help.”
Photo : Colette Crossley accepts her award from Steve Griffiths (left) (BCC Moorooka Ward) and the Lord Mayor’s representative. Photo by John Crossley