Mandurah community urged to donate to homeless

IT’S cold and wet outside, and while most people in the community have a warm bed to sleep in, and a roof over their head, there are many in Mandurah who don’t.

That’s why West Aus Crisis centre founder and chief Lynn Rodgers is urging the public to donate blankets, swags and/or toiletries.

“Demand has been pretty high,” Ms Rodgers said.

“We’re seeing  a lot of hardship.”

Ms Rodgers said her organisation had been overrun with requests for help, leaving West Aus Crisis with no blankets and no swags.

“Homelessness is very hidden,” Ms Rodgers said.

“We’ve got people sleeping in their cars, in carports, and even tents.

“It’s too cold for children.”

Ms Rodgers said Mandurah was always very generous when it came to donating items needed by the homeless and she hoped this call for help would be met enthusiastically.

Anyone with donations can drop them to West Aus Crisis at Lotteries House in Mandurah, or at the Mandurah Mail office – 290 Pinjarra Road.