In recent weeks, temperatures across the Darling Downs have plummeted, with certain regions even experiencing snow!
Imagine trying to survive this weather without a roof over your head, or with limited access to warm food and clothing. Sadly, this is the harsh reality for many people living within Toowoomba.
When Power Tynan heard of the Base Services’ Homeless for a Week Appeal, it was the perfect opportunity to help those in need. To kick off this campaign, the Power Tynan Charitable Trust recently presented Tiffany Spary from Base Services with a $2,500 cheque.
"We really appreciate this generous donation" said Tiffany. "It will greatly assist us to provide those in need with not only a meal, but access to outreach support services such as the Department of Human Services, Oz Care Health Clinic and a Legal Clinic.”
The funds donated by the Trust will be used to operate the Basement Soup Kitchen.
"We see 30 to 40 people most days, including men and women, individuals and families of all ages who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness" said Tiffany.
"The Soup Kitchen is vital for those doing it tough in Toowoomba, as it is often the only meal that person will eat for the day and the only place where they are able to feel accepted and have a chat.”
The Power Tynan Charitable Trust has donated more than $100,000 to regional charities over the past four years, and is open to the firm's staff, clients and all members of the public to contribute funds.
Paul Best, a member of the Power Tynan Charitable Trust committee, said staff at the firm vote to select the charities the Trust will support.
"When our staff heard that the Soup Kitchen was losing its major funding, there was overwhelming support for the campaign,” he said. “We are also looking forward to volunteering at the Soup Kitchen in the upcoming weeks.”
The Homeless for a Week Appeal is running in conjunction with National Homeless Prevention Week between 3rd and 9th August 2015. To donate, please visit www.homelessforaweek.com.au.