Habitat for Humanity
The group, which is a not-for-profit organisation, is holding volunteer days to assist those in need to tidy their properties and six months on from the storms Habitat for Humanity Housing Program Manager and Wandin resident Tom Alexander said there is no shortage of work.
“At the moment we’re bringing in teams of volunteers to people’s houses where people have been affected.
“We can help with splitting firewood, repairing structures, brush cutting, whatever is needed for that resident.”
“There’s something like 50 households on a waiting list and we’re getting more so there’s certainly no shortage of work.”
Habitat for Humanity Victoria was established in 1988 and built its first affordable home in 1995. Since then it has partnered with 65 families to help them into home ownership.
Tom said anyone willing to volunteer with the storm recovery program is welcome and noted that there were other ways to volunteer for those who were unable to do physical work.
“Volunteers are really the lifeblood of the organisation and we have a range of roles to suit everyone.”
“Even if people are unable to volunteer, they can donate which will go directly to the storm recovery.”
Interested volunteers can visit www.habitatvic.org.au/volunteer.