Vinnies plea for residents struggling to come forward
IN A time where help is needed the most, the Saint Vincent Paul Society (Vinnies) is only a phone call away.
What was a more than generous donation from 27 of the residents from The Village Redcliffe has helped Vinnies continue to support those in need.
Stanthorpe Vinnies president Carmel Mahoney, said their work at Vinnies is the least they could do to support the community.
Ms Mahoney explained their work ranges from supplying water, food vouchers and hampers to even providing feed for farm animals.
“Anything at all they can come into Vinnies and we will look after them,” said Ms Mahoney.
“It’s been a big demand on the water for the tanks, but it’s good that we can help,” she said.
Vinnies treasurer Mike Bathersby agreed that their biggest demand had been supplying water to those who don’t have as easy of access to water.
“There is help needed everywhere, but in the Stanthorpe area one of our big demands is to supply water for people who don’t live in town,” Mr Bathersby said.
“We really do want people who are in need to come to us so we can help satisfy their needs,” he added.
Mr Bathersby explained the generous donation from the residents at The Village in Redcliffe was more than helpful to help maintain the demand for water.
“We pay for water carriers to fill up in Stanthorpe and cart that water to residents who don’t live in town and fill their tanks up for them,” explained Mr Bathersby.
“We are very anxious for people to come forward who are in need because we are getting very generous donations from groups such as the one from The Village at Redcliffe,” he said.
Prior Stanthorpe resident Ron Williams, now resident of The Village Redcliffe organised the donation to Vinnies and was more than happy to help people in need.
“Our little contribution is at least helpful”, Mr Williams said.
If you are in need of assistance from Vinnies please contact 4681 1996 or visit their store between Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm located on 22 Creek Street, Stanthorpe.