Staff cooperation to help flood-affected Queensland
From late December 2010 through to early January 2011, widespread flooding caused havoc across Queensland. South-east Queensland recorded the worst flooding in 37 years, with extensive damage to homes and property.
Staff from all CASA offices around Australia rallied to raise money for flood victims in Rockhampton and throughout south-east Queensland.
In Canberra, CASA staff organised a Flood Furniture Appeal. Staff members volunteered their time and services to collect surplus furniture donated by CASA staff from Canberra and surrounding areas. The mezzanine level of CASA’s national headquarters was converted to a central drop-off point, where staff worked together to organise and pack the donated furniture. As a result of the appeal, a 20ft container was sent to Brisbane filled to the brim with lounge suites, dining suites, beds and cupboards.
These gestures brought relief to people in need during those challenging times, and demonstrated the willingness of CASA staff to contribute their efforts and resources to support a worthy joint project.