This year I joined as a volunteer with Mobilise in Sydney. We prepare and hand out care packages including clothes, food and water, hygiene products to homeless individuals around Sydney. The aim of these outreaches is to sit down with these individuals, providing them with someone who will listen to them, learn about how we can better assist them in the future and discuss the available services available around Sydney such as housing, food, healthcare and amenities.
On these outreaches it has been abundantly clear the imporance of the work that Wayside Chapel does in the Sydney CBD; providing showers, clothing, phone calls, assistance on applications for housing and employment as well as health, legal and financial support. The feedback from those living on the street has been incredible and I think this is a great cause to ge involved with.
Support my Long Walk Home with Wayside Chapel
On Friday, 29 November, I will be walking in Long Walk Home, the 28km night walk from Parramatta to Kings Cross.
Every week, a person sleeping rough has to walk 28km looking for a place to lay their head at night. I will be walking to raise awareness and fundraise for Wayside Chapel.
Wayside Chapel and NRMA Insurance thanks you for supporting Long Walk Home and taking steps to help people experiencing homelessness.
I provided a warm welcome, a cup of coffee and an emergency meal for 100 people.
I provided access for 153 people to attend on-site Centrelink clinic and receive assistance.
I provided a hot shower with toiletries and a change of clothes for 120 people sleeping on the streets.
I have provided a breakfast and nutrition program for 100 people to teach cooking skills and raise awareness about healthy choices.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Sue & Paul Crook