Updated: Apr 14
In our last blog post, we pledged to help families get back on their feet following the devastating bushfires affecting the nation.
As news broke this morning of the 72 homes lost to unforgiving bushfires, we were able to secure the first recipients of our bed and mattress donation drive.
Carmen Walsh and her six grandchildren (pictured below) lost their home in Central Queensland to bushfires earlier this month.
Carmen was first brought to our attention through Red Cross Australia and GIVIT (a national not-for-profit organisation that connects people in need with willing donors).
Shortly, we will dispatch a total of seven beds and mattresses to support Carmen and her family during this difficult time.
Stay tuned for more updates on our efforts to mitigate the impact of the #AustralianBushfires around the country. If you know somebody affected by the bushfires and in need of a bed, please don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: Our donated beds and mattresses left our depot on 14 January 2020 and were received shortly thereafter. We would like to thank Northline Freight Logistics for their support in helping us move these items across the country.