A national initiative is joining forces with local councils to help out South Australia’s most vulnerable.
The not-for-profit organisation, Human Appeal Australia, has launched a new campaign to help provide vulnerable communities, as well as the elderly, with essential support during the COVID – 19 crisis.
Working with the Adelaide City and Mitcham councils, Human Appeal’s latest campaign aims to encourage more people to stay home in order to help preserve our health and supply emergency packages to our most vulnerable as well as those who are required to self-isolate.
With over 1,000 packages set to be donated, the Human Appeal is already expanding their horizons and helping other vulnerable groups including Indigenous Australians who are at a higher risk of suffering complications if they contract COVID-19, as well as migrants who have lost their jobs and are now stranded here in Australia with no financial support.
Human Appeal has also been coordinating with government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, and local businesses in order to get a scope of what else people are in need of during this time.
“We are working with the Department of Home Affairs and local communities so we get a sense of what people need,” says Ali Kadir, a spokesperson for Human Appeal Australia.
“It goes further than just providing them (vulnerable communities) with food.”
Human Appeal are urging the public to donate hygiene kits and feed parcels which feature over 2 to 4 weeks worth of essential items such as tissues, toilet paper, soap, hand sanitiser, oil, pasta, rice, long life milk and flour.
Hygiene kits can be donated for $60 whilst feed parcels can be donated for $75.