Tuesday, March 3, 2020

After much discussion with our members, and after our large donation of cash to the drought relief, it was decided we again need to make some contribution to help the bush fire victims in their recovery from this latest disaster.
 The towns Cobargo  and  Quaama were chosen.
We elected to send $1000 of the donation received from Eagles Plumbing and $50 from Kathy for whom we were making some mahjong stands at the time. 
We also had numerous bench, power and hand tools surplus to our needs so a decision was made to send these to Quaama Men's Shed to replenish anything the had lost in the fire, and pass the bulk of them on to townsfolk in need of such equipment.   
The reason for choosing these towns was that one of our members sister is the President of the CWA in Cobargo. She assured us that every cent would go to the needy of both towns by way of $25 vouchers as soon as it was received. This then would enable the townspeople  to spend the money locally and in turn would  help their town businesses. 
We thought the Men's Shed would be best suited to distribute the tools where most needed. 
Our member Steve Sinclair volunteered to load his Ute with all the tools and take them down to save us freight costs. On his return he relayed to the members how grateful the towns were for our efforts and surprised that the Men's Shed movement was so thoughtful and could contribute in such a manner.   

A gracious gesture from all you guys  
A special thank you to Steve  and Eagles Plumbing Supplies donation to  enable us to pass this cash on to the more needy.

Some of the power tools

And hand tools as well

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