Unit renos to help shelter the needy

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
City in Colour painter Phil McDonnell, Dulux Geraldton store manager Brett Morrison, Sun City Christian Centre care coordinator Bonnie Scally and Department of Communities housing transition officer Joanne Long.
Camera IconCity in Colour painter Phil McDonnell, Dulux Geraldton store manager Brett Morrison, Sun City Christian Centre care coordinator Bonnie Scally and Department of Communities housing transition officer Joanne Long. Credit: Tamra Carr/The Geraldton Guardian, Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian.

Eight homes in Karloo are being restored to shelter people in need of short-term crisis accommodation.

The Department of Communities has leased the Aaron Close units to Sun City Christian Centre, which will house people participating in a 12-month life skills program.

Co-ordinator Bonnie Scally said the first unit should be ready for a tenant in two to three weeks.

The project is a joint effort between the Communities Department, Sun City Christian Centre, painting service City in Colour, and Dulux Geraldton.

The centre is refurbishing the units using donated items, including 150 litres of free paint provided by Dulux and painters donated by City in Colour. Ms Scally said more donations would be appreciated.

“We help with the painting, landscaping, the floors and we work with donated furniture and things like mulch for the garden outside — we could use anything that goes into a house,” she said.

“We do drop-ins at our church and can arrange for pick-ups.”

To donate, contact Sun City Christian Centre on 9964 1000.

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