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Our various fundraising events and the many donations made by the many businesses asociated with those fundraising activities and simply through generous donations, have enabled us to provide help to many orgainsations, such as those noted below.

CRISIS SERVICE IS ON HAND

AS GRIFFITH reels from the tragic events of recent weeks, a new community chaplaincy service will step in to help shocked residents.

The Griffith Community Chaplaincy will provide non-denominational support services to locals and will be staffed by local ministers and experienced lay-people.

Volunteers will offer a 24-hour service to anyone afected by crime, accidents, bereavements, sudden illness and suicide, and is an initiative of the Griffith Christian Churches Association.

Reverend Peter Gobbo said the service had already been called on to assist local families and had been in the pipeline now for 12 months. "We offer crisis intervention and support because we recognised current services are stretched," Mr Gobbo said. "This is a non-denominational service which would help people regardless of faith."

Reverend Kevin Webb said there was help available in Griffith. "There's been a few incidents where the community have been left high and dry without any emotional support," he said. "At the moment there is a gap between victims, families of victims and other affected people being able to find the right help."

Local organisations have come out in support of the chaplaincy, with Suicide Awareness donating uniforms and Griffith Community Health Centre offering training.

"We do not pretend to be psychologists but are able and experienced enough to be a valuable first-line response system," Mr Webb said.

To contact the Griffith Community Chaplaincy call the 24 hour number on 0401 304 806 or email griffithchaplains@gmail.com

 

ONE YEAR ON....

THE GRIFFITH MEN'S GOODWILL FELLOWSHIP AKA GOODFELLAS CONSUMER ADVISORY GROUP

'Friday , November 10, 2006

... Since your service Suicide Awareness' kind donation, the Goodfellas work trailer has been busily put to good use with projects such as:

  • The GBH children's ward footpath ramp
  • Painting the Jockey Club's jumping poles
  • The fabrication of our trailer cage where it now lives at the centre
  • Collecting donated Mondo Grass around the area that we sell on our market days
  • Small odd jobs and repairs carried out at the centre
  • We've even taken it on our Group Weekend Camping trip to Tocumwal carrying our equipment
  • St Alban's Church garden's remodeling

Our next project looks like being at the Kalinda School, where we've been approached to create and establish a Sensory type of garden landscape for the kids to enjoy.

Thanks again for supplying us with the trailer and tool's, it's been a real blessing for our group.

Kind regards,
Sid Barone
Griffith PsR'

THE GRIFFITH MEN'S GOODWILL FELLOWSHIP AKA GOODFELLAS CONSUMER ADVISORY GROUP

'To the Griffith Suicide Awareness Group,

We are a men's support group called the Griffith Men's Goodwill Fellowship or Goodfellas Consumer Advisory Group.

We would like to thank you for your donation of the builders trailer to our group. Which will be a huge help to us with our community based projects. Our projects are done for organisations such as the Salvation Army, Gala and Post School Options and with this trailer we will be able to expand our projects to help the community more.

The age of our group members range between 20 and 60. Our members bring to the group a wide and varied skill base from farmers to mechanics so your donation will be used well.

Thank you very much for your generosity on behalf of the Goodfellas Group Consumer Advisory Group.'

 

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PO Box 8039, Griffith
NSW 2680, Australia