Volunteers give units a facelift

Woodside Energy employees Tim Conroy, Sonia Thornton and Amena Gorgehpour. Picture: Marcus Whisson d401058
Woodside Energy employees Tim Conroy, Sonia Thornton and Amena Gorgehpour. Picture: Marcus Whisson d401058

The project was completed recently, with interior designer Christie Blizzard and about 50 staff members from Woodside Energy pouring time and energy into the project.

Mission Australia WA state director Melissa Perry said the makeover was a great example of the corporate sector, retailers and people in the community joining forces to do something good.

‘The support from Woodside’s staff and volunteers has been amazing over the past three years and without them, these projects wouldn’t have taken place,’ Ms Perry said.

Woodside Energy raised the money for the makeover during their Christmas appeal and volunteer Daniel Medd said they had always wanted to know where the greatest need was to spend the raised money.

‘So three years ago we combined the money with volunteering session,’ he said.

‘The team had a great time volunteering and it doubles as a team building exercise.

‘We aimed to make the place look and feel like a home.’

YASS provides crisis accommodation for up to three months for young people aged between 15 and 18 who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless.

It also provides a home for up to one year for 16 to 25-year-olds who are ready to take the step into independent living.