Tents to pro­tect the home­less

South Western Times - - News -

BUN­BURY drug sup­port group Doors Wide Open has wel­comed a do­na­tion of 15 tents from the Apex Club of Bun­bury Koom­bana to give home­less peo­ple a roof over their heads this win­ter.

Doors Wide Open op­er­a­tions man­ager Lina Pugh said the do­na­tion would help peo­ple re­cov­er­ing from drug ad­dic­tion find a place to stay away from fel­low ad­dicts and deal­ers.

“The tents them­selves are go­ing to make a huge dif­fer­ence for the peo­ple we work with,” she said.

“We are go­ing to be able to pro­vide them with some cover through the win­ter.

“One of the things that we are try­ing to do is gather some more money to­gether so we can pay for things like a cou­ple of night’s camp fees.

“To Apex we are eter­nally grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity to be able to give th­ese peo­ple a tent and say you are go­ing to be OK for a cou­ple of nights.”

Ms Pugh said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was con­stantly look­ing for do­na­tions to help peo­ple re­cover from drug ad­dic­tion.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Bun­bury Koom­bana Apex mem­ber Brian Mor­ris de­liv­ers tents to Doors Wide Open op­er­a­tions man­ager Lina Pugh.

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