Teens to lend a hand in the Lockyer Valley
More than 200 teenagers from across the country will give up time in their holidays to help out those doing it tough in the Lockyer Valley.
The high school students will be attending TeenStreet, a Christian camp run by OM Australia, which will be held at the UQ Gatton campus, from 1-5 July.
"We're really excited to move TeenStreet 2013 into the Lockyer Valley after we outgrew Warwick. It's exciting to be in a new location with new opportunities to help in the community," said camp director Andrew Carnell. "We are excited to be able to help out in whatever way we can after the floods, as part of our Hands & Feet program."
TeenStreet has grown in popularity since beginning three years ago; this year a total of 350 people will be involved in the week long camp.
"On Thursday afternoon, 4th July we will send out the army of teens across the Lockyer Valley to help out wherever possible. We have been in contact with the council, churches, nursing homes, schools and other organisations, asking for ways to help," said Mr Carnell.
Teams will be sent to Laidley, Gatton, Grantham and the Mount Sylvia region. Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones says the army of teens will provide a boost to the region. "It's great to have such a large group of teens who are willing to spend time in their holidays to help others," said Mayor Jones.
For more information about TeenStreet visit teenstreet.org.au or if you need a team sent to you, apply at: http://jotform.co/form/30989207375868