HELP FOR HOME­LESS

FLIGHT CEN­TRE STAFF LEND A HAND

Southern Telegraph - - News - Chloe Fraser

Flight Cen­tre Warn­bro staff are giv­ing home­less peo­ple and fam­i­lies in the com­mu­nity a help­ing hand, launch­ing a com­mu­nity sup­port drive for peo­ple in need.

The team is gath­er­ing trav­el­sized toi­letries, mints or mouth­wash, fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts, non-per­ish­able food and li­nen and tow­els, which it will give to Aus­tralian Home­less Ad­vo­cate chief ex­ec­u­tive Owen Farmer to dis­trib­ute through­out the com­mu­nity.

Team leader Rachael Davis said while Mr Farmer had been a cus­tomer in the past, she said she did not know about the ad­vo­cacy work he did un­til he of­fered sup­port to a man in need out­side the store.

“We saw Owen lit­er­ally take the jacket off his own back and put it on the back of a home­less man, of­fer­ing him help,” she said.

“We de­cided we wanted to help him with the ser­vices he’s pro­vid­ing in the com­mu­nity — es­pe­cially when it’s so close to home.

“We’re en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to bring stuff in — any­thing we and the wider com­mu­nity can do to help would be amaz­ing.”

Mr Farmer said the sup­port drive was a gen­er­ous way of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

“Ev­ery lit­tle bit helps,” he said. “Open­ing souls and hearts in this com­mu­nity will make for a greater world for a lot of peo­ple.”

Do­na­tions can be made at Flight Cen­tre Warn­bro, with items to be distributed across the Kwinana and Rock­ing­ham area.

Pic­ture: Chloe Fraser

Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au Leesa Hy­des, Kate Mor­ris, Owen Farmer, Pam Rudling and Rachael Davis.

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