The Rotary Club of North Balwyn has delivered 200 sets bed linen and 200 towels to Servants Community Housing, which provides safe and affordable housing for people in need in the City of Boroondara.
The quality linen had been transferred to the Donations In Kind Store in Footscray from mining operations in Western Australia where it was no longer required at “fly-in fly-out” mining facilities because of the downturn in the industry.
By Chris Herrmann For Rotary Club of Mill Point, W.A.
The purpose of the project was to recycle used Linen from Rio Tinto in the Pilbara to overseas charities through Rotary International Donations-In-Kind, Melbourne.
Sixty-two pallet cartons were transported free of charge by LinFox, from Perth to Melbourne over December 2016 and January 2017. The material was laundered and much of it was in an as-new condition. DIK have been coordinating with Linfox to hold the cartons as required pending space in the DIK store.
As chairman and founder of the Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN), Ross Butterworth accepted the 2017 City of Melton Community Project of the Year Community Achievement Award. What a great achievement and recognition for Ross and the WERN team of volunteers! Congratulations must go to everyone involved in this fantastic community project. Rotary Caroline Springs members, friends and family attended the City of Melton Ceremony and joined in the celebrations.
WERN accepts donations of good condition household items such as:
Bedding: Doonas & Covers, Pillows & Covers, Linen i.e. Sheets, Towels & Blankets.
Kitchen Items: Kettles, Toasters, Crockery, Glasses, Cutlery, Pots & Pans etc
Furniture: Beds all sizes, Clean mattresses. Tallboys, Dressing Tables, Bookcases, Dining Tables and Chairs, TV's
White Goods: Fridges, Freezers, Washing Machines, Dryers
Also: Fans & Heaters.
Donations In Kind is the answer for many hospitals when they have goods they no longer require. This is what Barwon Health has done at their McKellar Centre. It is always a pleasure to work with an organization that cares. They know that through Rotary they will go to a hospital in desperate need.