Helping Hands Mission
One of the nice parts of Council work is receiving invitations to community functions that might otherwise pass me by. Last night I attended a fundraising dinner for Helping Hands Mission. Run by Melanie, it is an emergency support organisation that hands out food parcels, clothes, toiletries to families and individuals in need. She runs a Mobile Op Shop and has taken goods to communtiies throughout Victoria helping farming families. She now wants to help local families and we are going to work together to set up Mobile Op Shops locally.
Working at the policy level is important, but when policy lags and lumbers along, people like Melanie just make good things happen to change lives of people in hard times.