Merriwa: needy ‘still suffering’ says UnitingCare West

Gemma Langley and Elaine Healy. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551
Donna Lund and Ron McComskie. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551
Jodie Burke. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551
Gerhard Rousseau and Josey Hansen. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551
Gemma Langley and Elaine Healy. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551 Donna Lund and Ron McComskie. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551 Jodie Burke. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551 Gerhard Rousseau and Josey Hansen. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472551

IT might nearly be the end of winter but there’s still plenty of opportunity to donate to the UnitingCare West winter |appeal.

The charity’s Merriwa centre held its community lunch earlier this month, with UnitingCare West chief executive Amanda Hunt emphasising the need for the community to engage with those doing it tough.

“People who are suffering due to family violence, abuse, financial hardship, crisis or illness are at risk of falling between the cracks and becoming isolated from their community – when we feel vulnerable, it’s hard to reach out,” she said.

People can donate to the cause at www.unitingcare west.org.au/donate.

The centre is looking for toiletries, long-life milk, cereal, tinned food, pasta sauce and rice.

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