MISSION Australia’s Winter Appeal got a financial boost in July with a Stage Government donation of $16,500.
Balcatta MLA Chris Hatton presented a cheque to chief executive Catherine Yeomans on July 29 to go towards the annual campaign that helps fund grassroots programs and services aimed at reducing homelessness.
Ms Yeomans said it was estimated there were more than 4900 homeless people in Perth.
“Our staff provides services to many of them,” she said.
“As a not-for-profit organisation, we can’t transform lives without the support from the wider community and we are thankful to the State Government for this generous donation.”
Mr Hatton encouraged residents to think about vulnerable people during the colder months and to support Winter Appeals.