Homeless aid in full flight

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Leesa Hydes, Kate Morris, Owen Farmer, Pam Rudling and Rachael Davis.
Camera IconLeesa Hydes, Kate Morris, Owen Farmer, Pam Rudling and Rachael Davis. Credit: Picture: Chloe Fraser, Chloe Fraser.

Flight Centre Warnbro staff are giving homeless people and families in the community a helping hand, launching a community support drive for people in need.

The team is gathering travel-sized toiletries, mints or mouthwash, feminine hygiene products, non-perishable food and linen and towels, which it will give to Australian Homeless Advocate chief executive Owen Farmer to distribute throughout the community.

Team leader Rachael Davis said while Mr Farmer had been a customer in the past, she said she did not know about the advocacy work he did until he offered support to a man in need outside the store.

“We saw Owen literally take the jacket off his own back and put it on the back of a homeless man, offering him help,” she said.

“We decided we wanted to help him with the services he’s providing in the community — especially when it’s so close to home.

“We’re encouraging people to bring stuff in — anything we and the wider community can do to help would be amazing.”

Mr Farmer said the support drive was a generous way of giving back to the community.

“Every little bit helps,” he said. “Opening souls and hearts in this community will make for a greater world for a lot of people.”

Donations can be made at Flight Centre Warnbro, with items to be distributed across the Kwinana and Rockingham area.

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