Halo founder Dee Freitag named City of Mandurah's latest Local Legend

Halo Team Inc chief executive and founder Dee Freitag has been named the City of Mandurah's most recent Local Legend.

A local not-for-profit charitable organisation in the Peel region, Halo Team assist with issues facing the Mandurah community including people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk or in need.

Ms Freitag started Halo in 2014 with a team of volunteers.

They now offer a range of services provided by donations and funds received from the sale of second hand goods at their community op shop.

Dee's strength and positivity is inspirational.

Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams

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Some of the Halo Team's services include providing food, clothing, household items, furniture, transitional accommodation and outreach support to people in need.

Their community kitchen also operates on the weekend and supplies free meals, hygiene packs, blankets, warm clothing and toiletries.

Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, Ms Freitag continually puts the needs of the team and community before her own.

Still thinking of others while fighting her own battle, she is currently working on providing chemotherapy care packs to help patients experiencing cancer.

City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said it was a great privilege to meet such an amazing person.

"Dee's strength and positivity is inspirational," he said.

"Even while she is experiencing who own serious health issue, she is still thinking about how to help others.

"Our community is a better place because of people like you.

"If you know of someone you think deserves to be a Local Legend, please contact me."