Tags: Global Care. Charity. Not for profit. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane.
According to Clara Thompson, PA to Senior Pastors of Awesome Church Bribie Island, Global Care Bribie Island is here to stay. “Global Care Bribie Island is a branch of Global Care Australia which is the Social Justice and Disaster Response arm of International Network of Churches: INC. Global Care Bribie Island commenced operations in 2011, the year of the Brisbane Floods,” Clara told The Bribie Islander recently.
“Teams of volunteers from Bribie attended the Lockyer Valley and inner city helping to clean up flooded areas. Since then we have become second responders to Bribie itself during emergency flooding and provide support backup to the SES and Fire Services. Also, we have supplied emergency supplies to North Qld following cyclonic damage and also flood-stricken Logan in 2017,” she said.
So you can see the organisation have already been heavily involved in the wider community. “Our Primary Goal is to continue to support individuals, families, and communities to thrive and assist in growing our island’s social, spiritual and economic health. Our shop is open from 11 am to 12.30pm or until sold out on Wednesdays. Eligible customers must have proof of low income.
The shop is signposted and is located in Toorbul Lane behind the Antique shop,” said Clara. She said a major impact within the community is via the school breakfasts they provide. “During the 2017 year, we served 27,200 nutritional breakfasts at the 3 local schools. We are enduring – this is our 7th year. We have seen our children graduate primary to senior school. Watched them grow.
Rebecca and Van 300(above)
Recent Bushfire feeding the emergency services HR(below)
A small community group like ours has the heart to beat in sync with its growing population and to monitor and guard the weak against social and economic predators,” she said. Clara says that last year they provided 1,178 food parcels, supplied 305 Christmas hampers and gifts, visited Aged Care residences 600 occasions and raised and donated $10,028.80 to local, national and international causes.
“Last year Global Care Bribie distributed gifts to local community agencies, emergency service personnel and members of the general public in appreciation of their contribution to the local community during National Others Week – which is about being kind and generous to people in our community,” she said. “Other organisations have tried and failed. Global Care Bribie Island is here to stay.
Such is our mandated commitment. Ever ready. Ever present. We are always looking for volunteers to help in the schools – must have a blue card or be able to get one.” If you are interested in volunteering to contact Clara Thompson on 3408 0429 or email [email protected]
They can also be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Global-Care-Bribie-Island-452294868230163/