The Ro­tary Give Cen­tre which keeps on giv­ing

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Inge Hansen inge.hansen@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

CY­CLONE Deb­bie caused widespread dev­as­ta­tion when she crossed the Whitsundays in March and or­gan­i­sa­tions have gone above and be­yond to as­sist those af­fected.

Mem­bers and friends of the three Ro­tary Clubs of the Whitsundays have con­tin­ued to work through the try­ing time by do­nat­ing goods which re­cently ar­rived at the Give Cen­tre in Can­non­vale. The GIVIT or­gan­i­sa­tion has con­tin­ued to sup­port Ro­tary by do­nat­ing goods from a va­ri­ety of sources in­clud­ing the owner of a 12-unit block of apart­ments in Noosa.

Due to a re­fur­bish­ment of the block, the owner de­cided to do­nate al­most all the con­tents of the units in­clud­ing fur­ni­ture, out­door fur­ni­ture, beds and other smaller house­hold items.

“The lo­cal Ro­tary clubs ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port of the GIVIT or­gan­i­sa­tion in fa­cil­i­tat­ing the pro­vi­sion of much needed items for peo­ple in our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties se­verely im­pacted by the cy­clone,” pres­i­dent of the Air­lie Beach Ro­tary Club, David Pad­don, said. “The grate­ful looks on the faces of those we as­sist makes our ef­forts worth­while.”

The Ro­tary Clubs of Proser­pine and Air­lie Beach want to en­sure items reach those who need them most.

Con­tact Air­lie Beach Ro­tary on 0409 793 775, Proser­pine on 0459 222 006 or Bowen on 0408 847 592 to reg­is­ter your needs. Al­though most items have been claimed, there are still items left to be do­nated.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

GEN­ER­OUS: Proser­pine and Air­lie Ro­tar­i­ans, to­gether with trans­port com­pany em­ploy­ees, with one of three truck­loads of dona­tions re­ceived at the GIVE cen­tre.

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