Snags raise needed money


Good cause: Western Port Support Group manager Georgia Hourn with Crib Point RSL president Geordie Ord (front) with Gary Moore, Brenda Traor, Gail McGrath after being presented with the RSL’s sausage sizzle proceeds. Picture: Yanni

CRIB Point RSL ran a sausage sizzle recently with all proceeds going to a worthy cause – the Western Port Support Group which assists those in need on the peninsula.

The event did well with RSL social club members rounding off the amount raised to $2000.

The money is for a good cause: Western Port Community Support – established 40 years – is the largest provider of emergency relief in the Western Port region. The not for profit volunteer organisation provides emergency relief, such as food and fuel vouchers, fruit and vegetables, medication, basic essentials and personal support to those experiencing crisis as the result of disadvantage, poverty, unemployment, low income, sickness, mental illness, misfortune or disability.

Manager Georgia Hourn said the organisation’s housing and homelessness program provided services for clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

She said Western Port Community Support also provided a Housing and Homelessness program providing accommodation and swags, as the number of clients presenting for housing support in relation to rental arrears, rent in advance and bond assistance continues to rise.

Its education assistance program assists low income families to buy essentials, such as textbooks, school shoes, uniforms and stationery.

Other programs and services include the tax help program, Christmas Giving Program, NILS Program and financial counselling.

Details: call 5979 2762.

First published in the Western Port News – 25 September 2019


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