ERGON energy customers have been given a reason to breathe a sigh of relief. People still recovering from Cyclone Debbie will have access to support programs and can request estimated bills in order to avoid multiple payments at one time. Ergon Energy executive general manager Cheryl Hopkins said some customers with uninhabitable homes could discuss having their bills and debt waived on a case-by-case basis.
ST VINNIES is back. Following substantial water damage and roof repairs, the St Vincent De Paul shop on 102 Shute Harbour Road in Cannonvale re-opened its doors last Tuesday, April 18. The store has returned to normal trading hours Monday to Friday from 9am–4pm and Saturday from 9am–1pm.
People affected by the cyclone and in need of assistance are encouraged to call 1300 633 343 to get support with rebuilding lives. St Vinnies recently received a $4000 donation from Cairns band Drewboy and Sax Addicts which will all be used for cyclone recovery.
THE Whitsunday community will have an opportunity to heal next week at the Cyclone Debbie Workshop. Whitsunday Psychology counsellor Suzanne Carmichael will hold a group session at Villa Botanica on Tuesday, May 2 from 6–8pm for residents still recovering from Cyclone Debbie. Anyone with enquiries can call 4946 6554. A gold coin donation is all that is required.