In the lead up to last Christmas, Horizon Credit Union’s Bermagui branch organised a “Christmas Hamper Drive”.
Generously assisted by Woolworths Bermagui, Horizon’s branch manager, Nicole Loughran and her staff, placed collection boxes near the entrance of Woolworths and invited Bermagui residents to donate dry grocery items for inclusion in Christmas Hampers.
By early December four shopping trolleys full of Christmas fare and other groceries had been donated. All up these items were worth about $500. The variety and quality of the items donated were outstanding.
Nicole delivered the entire donation to the Narooma Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society, just as Conference was organising Christmas Hampers for needy families and individuals throughout the district.
Horizon’s “good works” allowed conference to pack and deliver extra hampers for people who otherwise would have missed out.
Bermagui residents can be well pleased with the community spirit they displayed. Narooma Conference extends its thanks to you all and to Horizon Credit Union for its initiative in promoting such a worthwhile project.
Conference recently presented Nicole and her staff with a laminated Certificate of Appreciation signed by the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Territory president Warwick Fulton.
It will be displayed at the Bermagui branch to mark the generosity of everyone who supported Horizon’s initiative in making last Christmas better for deserving people.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Each day the St Vincent de Paul Society helps disadvantaged families and individuals throughout Australia. “Disadvantage” takes many forms – homelessness; chronic joblessness; disabling illness; shortage of basic food and clothing; and difficulties paying bills for medicines; electricity; telephones and other essential services.
The Narooma Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society quietly assists families or individuals in need in our community. Its focus is families with young children; disabled and aged persons struggling on limited benefits; the homeless; and people whose health issues involve expensive trips to distant centres for treatment.
Conference’s workload has increased greatly in recent years. New members are needed urgently to keep pace with the greater volume of requests for assistance, and to replace members who have had to withdraw from Conference.
Without new members the “Good Works” of Conference are at risk and our local community may lose an important “safety net” that has been here for many years
Dedicated, community-minded persons who can spare just two hours on one day each week can help keep our Narooma Conference going. Working with clients is not demanding work. Those we assist are very appreciative. Members find their involvement very rewarding.
To comply with online reporting requirements Conference particularly needs people who could assist with computer data entry for an hour or so each week.
If you can help please call Narooma Conference on 0400 451 548.
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