Lifeline Crisis Supporters are well-trained. They are prepared with the tools to handle difficult situations. And they genuinely care about the wellbeing of others.
When the second round of floods struck Maryborough, Judy and Gary were ready to lend a hand.
The couple are well-known for travelling to all regions of Queensland in their mobile RV. Providing psychological first aid and guidance on how to deal with natural disasters. But the recent floods disrupted their travels.
Arriving at the Evacuation Centre, they were faced with many people in distress. People and families who had just lost their homes, belongings, and some – their livelihoods.
When Maryborough was yet again struck by flooding, Judy and Gary happily pressed pause on their RV adventures. Together they have been managing the Community Recovery teams and outreach centres in South East Queensland.
Your support helps recruit and train more amazing people like Judy and Gary. The more volunteers we have at Lifeline, the better we can serve the community. Out on the frontlines when disaster strikes and in our Crisis Support Centres whenever someone reaches out to Lifeline for help.
If you, or someone you know would like to get involved with our Community Recovery work, the first step is to complete our Crisis Supporter training.