Com­mu­nity ef­fort builds fu­ture for kids

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

I WISH to thank all those in­volved in the huge com­mu­nity ef­fort that has re­sulted in the 4 Kids and Car­ers Fu­ture Foun­da­tion (4KCFF) home be­ing com­pleted in Wan­garatta.

Wan­garatta and the wider com­mu­nity was shocked, dev­as­tated and heart­bro­ken by the tragic events of April 25 last year.

Peo­ple were im­me­di­ately will­ing to do any­thing they could to help the chil­dren in some way but were un­sure what they could of­fer that would make an on­go­ing dif­fer­ence.

From that ini­tial re­sponse, the idea de­vel­oped that there was in­deed a way our com­mu­nity could as­sist – the out­come is a won­der­ful home for the chil­dren and their fam­ily.

The house is a re­sult of this com­mu­nity’s com­pas­sion, gen­eros­ity and will­ing­ness to work to­gether to help in a time of need.

Many thanks go to Gra­ham ‘Stretch’ Everitt who worked so hard to co-or­di­nate the build and Bright’s Ja­son Reid, chair of 4KCFF, whose com­mit­ment will en­sure the chil­dren con­tinue to be sup­ported.

To ev­ery­body who has helped in some way to achieve this out­come - our com­mu­nity has shown that from the most shock­ing of events we can unite.

Thanks to ev­ery­one who has con­trib­uted. Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Val­ley)

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