Communities rally to help those in isolation


John Reidy from the Brewarrina Aboriginal Lands Council with care package team members Reba Jeffries, Kase-Anne Barker and Burra McHughes. PHOTO TWH

The Bourke and Brewarrina communities have rallied to help those who may be struggling to put food on the table for their family during the lockdown.

Emergency relief food hampers and personal care packs with masks, sanitiser and disinfectant wipes were donated to Bourke and Brewarrina from Resilience NSW and other organisations in a united effort to support people who may be in isolation or unable to get to the shops for their essential supplies.

In Bourke the distribution is being coordinated by Maranguka Community Hub. The packs have been distributed on a priority needs basis for households. Organisers are asking people to be patient while there is high demand on the distribution.

Residents in any COVID-affected household in Bourke Shire who have been instructed to isolate can get help.

People may be in isolation because they are either COVID positive, waiting on test results and must isolate at home or a close contact and must isolate at home and can’t get essential supplies.

Resilience NSW is providing well-being packages and a local team is coordinating food packages and relief from a growing number of organisations.


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