Free cof­fee and a sur­vey for lo­cals

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

OUT­SIDE Can­non­vale Coles every Wed­nes­day you will find a smil­ing face and an offer of free cof­fee.

Whit­sun­day Bap­tist Church is hold­ing a nos­trings-at­tached com­mu­nity con­nec­tions project to hear res­i­dents’ thoughts about Cy­clone Deb­bie.

Rev­erend Craig Yeo­mans said vol­un­teers were chat­ting to lo­cals and ask­ing them to take part in a sur­vey.

“It’s a ques­tion­naire where we ask peo­ple to ex­press their jour­ney, feel­ings and progress of how the cy­clone af­fected them,” he said.

“We gen­uinely want to know if our com­mu­nity is in a good place.

“We are fund­ing some free cof­fees so peo­ple can re­lax on us, as well as a colour and art com­pe­ti­tion for kids and teens.

“With the sur­vey re­sults we will talk to the coun­cil, lo­cal MPs and agen­cies about how to best help the com­mu­nity now and man­age the next so­cial cri­sis.

“We have found some peo­ple who are iso­lated who might ap­pre­ci­ate some help and we can point them to­wards ther­a­peu­tic re­sources and, if they are in­ter­ested, spir­i­tual guid­ance.”

The com­pe­ti­tions can be picked up at lo­cal schools or the WBC web­site.

CY­CLONE SUP­PORT: Rev Craig Yeo­mans and Jenni Davies out­side Coles Can­non­vale of­fer­ing the com­mu­nity sur­vey.

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