Community Living and Respite Services is a major provider of flexible disability services in the Loddon Mallee region of Victoria. The region wide staff of 150 dedicated professionals and volunteers aims to provide enriching opportunities, skills development, and increased independence for members of our community with disabilities. The organisation places great value on the role of carers, and the provision of support to assist with maintaining family wellbeing.
As such, the construction of the CLRS house in Minor Street, Echuca is a community project Mawsons is keen to sponsor. The house, when finished, will support three people with disabilities to live independently, with staff rostered on 24/7. At this point the fundraising campaign has amassed $400,000 through donations, grants and fundraising drives. With $300,000 left to raise, it is hoped that a fundraising dinner in February will make a substantial step towards achieving that goal. Guest speakers Cas and Jonesy will headline at the $120 ticketed dinner to be held at the Moama Bowling Club on February 25.
As part of Mawson’s ongoing commitment to the communities in which we work and live, Gary Harvey, Echuca Concrete Plant Manager, proudly handed over a cheque for $2,077 to the Minor Street Echuca project recently. The project, using local builders and contractors, is due for completion by May 2014. Mawsons is proud to be among the list of suppliers for this residence that will ultimately enrich our society, by including and facilitating all its members.