LCC News June 2014 - Our Beautiful Mural and Volunteer Lunch

  • 16-7-2014

Winter Appeal: How will you face winter?

Too many people will be facing winter knowing they have nowhere to go to keep warm. Nationwide, there are 105,237 people who are homeless. In South Australia, 37 people per 10,000 are homeless and in the Northern Territory this number jumps to 730 people per 10,000, according to Homelessness Australia. We need your support to help give out much needed warm clothes, blankets and food for people sleeping rough or doing it tough in the cold. Your gift of $70 can provide a warm Baby Bundle to struggling parents or a gift of $130 can supply winter uniforms for children. We also offer services to help make long term changes in people's lives so that they can get back on their feet. For an example of how your generosity helps those in need, read Sam's story in the insert in this edition of Together. Fill out the included insert, click here to donate online or telephone LCC on 08 8269 9333 if you are able to provide support this winter.

Mural celebrates diversity in Blair Athol area

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Part of the colourful mural at Blair Athol, pictured above

If you’re ever in the Blair Athol or Prospect area, make sure to stop by our Blair Athol site (309 Prospect Road) to see the new murals just launched in May. The murals, which feature on the exterior walls of the building, were created by community artists Helen Crawford and Lawrence Wilkes with the help of over 28 community participants. They represent the diversity of the local area with beautiful cultural motifs, all drawn by LCC clients and local residents, surrounding an abstract lattice work that signifies the coming together of the community. The mural was funded by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield’s Community and Cultural Development Grants.

LCC says 'Thank You' to volunteers at annual lunch

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Five-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kieran Modra with LCC Director Helen Lockwood

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we welcomed nearly 200 volunteers to our annual volunteer appreciation lunches in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley. With the theme 'Celebrate the Power of Volunteering', five-time Paralympic gold medallist Kieran Modra joined volunteers in Adelaide and told how he has not allowed his vision impairment to deter his many passions in life, including his passion for sport which has seen him become one of the most decorated members of the Australian track cycling team. In the Barossa Valley, Ken Semmler OAM spoke about the power of walking alongside people in need and shared his own volunteer experiences in Indonesia during the aftermath of the devastating tsunami. Ken was a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day Honours for 'service to the community, and to education through the Lutheran Church of Australia'. We are very grateful for the hard work that our more than 600 volunteers contribute on a weekly basis, and know the work we do within the community would be impossible without them.

In the Barossa volunteers were joined by Mr Stephan Knoll, Member for Schubert and Mayor Brian Hurn, Barossa Council. In Adelaide, volunteers were joined by Tracy Roberts, Community Liaison Officer representing the Member for Hindmarsh Mr Matt Williams MP; Councillor Duncan MacMillan, Deputy Mayor of Playford; Councillor Ray Guscott, Deputy Mayor of Port Adelaide Enfield.