Holy Sheet! That was the headline in today’s Fairfax’s news story.
Earlier in this blog I posted a story how some charities had benefited from surplus mining camp linen.
That turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. Fifty six pallets later. Last count was over ten thousand items. This included bed sheets, doonas, towels, etc, with a replacement value of over $100,000. These have now been distributed to around twenty five charities in WA and overseas.
Collectively the charities support woman’s refuge, support centre for those afflicted by drugs and alcohol, Aboriginal community support centres, orphans in northern Thailand, housing for underprivileged, homeless, addicted and mentally unwell, severe mentally impaired, children, youth and families in need, Dili/ East Timor hospitals and student accommodation, etc.
Details of another large batch is expected this week. As immediate WA demand is believed to have been met, arrangements are now being made to transport this to Rotary in Melbourne. They will distribute the linen to local charities as well as to hospitals in Katmandu, Cambodia, The Congo Philippines and Ghana.
Click here for the WAToday story.