Winter is coming
AS WINTER nears Anne Armansin will be preparing for the increased demand for her help.
Anne is an energy expert for St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland who helps people in need keep their electricity on and their power costs down.
Autumn is one of the busiest times on her calendar because for many disadvantaged Queenslanders, the winter months bring worry and a sense of dread about their power bills. They have to choose whether to use their heaters to help survive the cold and go without basic items like food, or shiver through the winter months.
Our Autumn Appeal is an important fundraising effort which allows us to help people in need get ready for the winter months.
The appeal runs until May. Tax deductible donations can be made at vinnies.org.au/donate (select Qld) or call 13 18 12. — John Forrest State president, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland