Community Empowerment Award

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Synod of SA short-term Recovery Liaison Pastor Rev Dr Phillip Marshall, who was placed on Kangaroo Island shortly after the bushfires last year, has been celebrated with the SA Power Networks Community Empowerment award. Phil and the team of volunteers from the Beekeepers’ Society of South Australia built 500 new beehives for local Kangaroo Island producers impacted by the devastating bushfires and this achievement was acknowledged as part of the 2020 Regional Showcase Awards.

‘I am very pleased to be involved in the beekeeping community in South Australia as the winner of the Community Empowerment award for 2020.The award relates to the 'Build a Bee Box' project for fire impacted beekeepers on Kangaroo Island. There was great teamwork as Beekeepers' Society of South Australia volunteers (approximately 40 volunteers) made beehive boxes on the island for commercial beekeepers. Well done to the many involved,‘ Phil said.

Due to COVID restrictions, the awards were delayed and held in Clare on Friday, 26th February 2021. The full story of this good news can be seen here:

We congratulate Phil and the team on the award and recognise Phil’s contribution to the recovery of the wider Kangaroo Island community during and after his placement there in 2020. This short-term placement was funded by the UCSA Relief Fund – Bushfire Relief Appeal. Thanks to the congregations and individuals who generously donated to this Fund making this ministry possible. More recently Rev Mark Dickens has begun in the part-time role of KI Disaster Recovery Worker, another position supported by the Fund.

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