IMAGINE finding yourself homeless.
It is a hard situation to picture, but for too many Wimmera people it is a reality.
Wimmera Uniting Care saw 140 clients seeking housing in May alone.
Those are 140 people who might be couch-surfing, sleeping in tents or in cars – trying to make do.
These people might have families, debts, health issues.
There are a range of reasons they could be homeless and despite the stereotypes, they are not necessarily people from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Any one of us could become homeless.
It is as simple as losing your job and being unable to pay rent.
Wimmera people in crisis are being forced to wait up to four months for emergency housing.
This is too long.
Wimmera Uniting Care chief executive says on the front page of today’s Mail-Times that more money and more housing are both urgently needed.
We should hear their plea and help.
Wimmera Uniting Care’s Target 365 Horsham homeless campaign needs our support.
The project aims to provide short-term accommodation for people in crisis.
Support the campaign and donate what you can towards it.
After all, it is not only helping fellow Wimmera people.
One day, it could be helping yourself.
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