Prac­ti­cal sup­port for res­i­dents

The Observer - - NEWS -

DEEP­WA­TER res­i­dents af­fected by the re­cent bush­fires will now have ac­cess to free laun­dry and shower ser­vices.

Gladstone Re­gional Coun­cil, work­ing along­side the De­part­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties, yes­ter­day wel­comed OrangeSky Aus­tralia to the sup­port ef­forts al­ready un­der way.

OrangeSky is an or­gan­i­sa­tion that aims to pos­i­tively con­nect com­mu­ni­ties through free laun­dry, shower ser­vices and con­ver­sa­tion.

It will pro­vide free laun­dry and shower ser­vices to res­i­dents who this week re­turned to their prop­er­ties after be­ing im­pacted by bush­fires.

Gladstone Re­gion Mayor Matt Bur­nett said it’s amaz­ing how do­ing some­thing as sim­ple as laun­dry could bring a lit­tle bit of normality back into res­i­dents’ lives.

“OrangeSky will be work­ing from the Re­cov­ery Hub at Wart­burg Sport and Re­cre­ation Grounds,” Cr Bur­nett said.

“They will be pro­vid­ing free laun­dry ser­vices and shower ser­vices to any af­fected res­i­dents.”

The ser­vices will be avail­able from to­day un­til Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13. They will op­er­ate in Re­cov­ery Hub open­ing hours of 9am–5pm daily.

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