Vinnies Volunteers Meredith & Mouna Lend a Helping Hand

14 January 2020

When our members Meredith and Mouna saw the news about the bushfires, they immediately put up their hands to help those affected.

Last week, they met with a family at a motel in south Sydney where they had fled after fires in the Shoalhaven. After sitting down for a long chat to hear about their situation and work out how they could help, they learned that mum was in a tough spot, with three kids including a toddler with special needs and no car to get around.

Mouna and Meredith helped mum access a $1,000 emergency grant from donations to our Vinnies Bushfire Appeal. They also covered two additional days of motel accommodation, and went to buy the family some clothing and essentials for their stay.

Here are Meredith and Mouna heading home afterwards – feeling appreciative and glad to be there to help. We're so grateful to have a network of compassionate members to comfort people in their time of need, and give a helping hand.

Anyone in need of assistance is welcome to get in touch on 13 18 12 to see how we can help.