Small help will make huge difference

HICCI committee member Alan Honeycombe (left) and Alison Gommers. (Supplied)

By Dongyun Kwon

Healesville Inter-Church Community Care Inc (HICCI) is calling locals for support to help people struggling with the cold weather.

HICCI is planning to add extra supports during winter including supplying blanket, on top of its usual programs.

HICCI executive officer Alison Gommers said a lot of people are in tough situations because of the cost of living pressure.

“We don’t change our programs, we still have our weekly community meal, emergency relief and our social transport program,” she said.

“Sometimes, people need more in the winter because their bills are much more expensive.

“That puts an extra strain on our resources, so if we can have people coming and supporting us in the community, that would make it easier for us to make a difference for people that are doing it tough.”

HICCI welcomes any type of support at any time including donation and volunteering.

“We can talk to them [who wish to volunteer for HICCI] about what their interests are and how best they would fit,” Ms Gommers said.

Any donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Donations can be made via transfer (BSB: 633000, Account: 161236773), call on 5911 6000 or pop into the office at 231 Maroondah Highway, Healesville.

Anyone wishing to volunteer is encouraged to call HICCI or pop into the office during the operation hours from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3.30pm.