Can you help raise $50,000 for emergency relief?
Our emergency relief teams are being inundated with requests for help! Many of them are from people forced to seek services like ours for the first time. As people need more of our help, we need your assistance more than ever.
Can you please help us raise $50,000 by 31 October, to expand our emergency relief services to communities such as the Taree and mid-north coast during this difficult time?
It has been said of this pandemic that we are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat. The reality is that some are being hit much harder than others. People have been affected by drought, fire and flood, and we are hearing that people are on the brink of losing their homes and livelihoods. Others are losing their homes due to the loss of employment and income. More families are turning to us because suddenly both parents are out of work. With no money coming in and mortgage payments to be met, they are struggling to put food on the table and a roof over their family’s heads.
Regional areas have already been severely impacted by a variety of natural disasters and now a pandemic. The economic fallout of this succession of disasters is a disaster in itself. Without practical support, how will these communities recover?
With your generous gift, we can provide emergency care packs, grocery vouchers and food hampers to people who would otherwise have to go hungry to afford essential bills like electricity or rent. We can help struggling families catch up on rent and mortgage arrears that could put them at risk of losing their homes.
At Wesley Mission, we believe every life matters. Our hope is not to turn anyone away and we want to assist people as long as they need us, because unfortunately the financial difficulties of COVID-19 will be with us for some time.
We couldn’t continue our work without your support. But because of COVID-19, we are still seeing more need than we can currently meet. Please help us raise $50,000 so that we can assist those in specific regional areas that are the most vulnerable by expanding our emergency relief services.