For those that are not familiar with the organization, Trinity West Crisis Dispatch (TWCD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people who have experienced a disaster. Their goal is to provide relief to those most affected, aid in the recovery process and rebuild lives and homes in devastated areas.
In January of this year, the town of Toowoomba, located in the Queensland province, came under heavy flooding, costing the lives of 35 people and causing an estimated $ 30 billion dollars in damages. TWCD was fast to respond ; travelling to the area on January 24th to assist in the recovery effort.
In creating a patch to honor those involved in the recovery efforts there were a couple of important factors that had to be considered:
First, the tragic nature of the trip dicatated a level of respect for those affected. Additionally , the trip had also been dedicated to the memory of one of the organization member ‘ s mother, who had recently passed away. That portion of the design was achieved through careful selection of color and arrangement of the chosen design elements. Second, it was important that elements of both Queensland and TWCD were included in the design. To achieve this, I included elements of the TWCD logo as well as elements from the Queensland flag.
It was a great priviledge to work on this patch for TWCD.
If you would like to know more about TWCD and their trip to Queensland, please visit their website at www.twcd.us. I encourage you to donate to assist their heroic efforts and, if possible, donate your time.