Wyatt Roy, Australian Federal Member for Longman, spoke in Parliament about the Queensland Floods and their impact on the local community on Tuesday 8 February. Mr Roy spoke about the time he spent at local evacuation centres, and homes of residents who were flood affected.
“I have visited the homes of the families affected and those businesses that are now getting back on their feet. I visited the evacuation center’s in my electorate and heard the stories of those who had fled there,” said Mr Roy.
Such tests bring out the best in us in Queensland. In the face of unspeakable tragedy we have seen remarkable courage and determination.
In his speech Mr Roy thanked the efforts of the many volunteers who helped during the floods including the Caboolture Seventh-day Adventist Church and Friends of the Street for helping facilitate donations to the people who needed them most.
“Such tests bring out the best in us in Queensland. In the face of unspeakable tragedy we have seen remarkable courage and determination. We have seen the most extraordinary acts of generosity, kindness and compassion,” Mr Roy said.
The Caboolture Seventh-day Adventist church filled its hall, three times over with items to help the flood affected residents of Queensland. Word spread around the local community like wildfire as hundreds of people from the region started turning up with carloads of goods.
Russell Wilcox, senior pastor of the Caboolture Seventh-day Adventist church was moved by the response from the community and Church members during the floods. He was able to meet so many incredible people who gave so much to help those in need.
Bronwyn Bain, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Coordinator said, “People brought in food, clothing, furniture, toys, electrical goods, back to school items and hygiene packs that included soap, toothpaste, nappies, shampoos and other essentials. Before we knew it we had filled our church hall with donated items to help people devastated by the floods.”