HELPING HAND: Leilani Meredith and Vernon Saltner with Chris Tollner, Doug Webber and Anglicare’s Sam Sanderson at Webbers Retravision.
HELPING HAND: Leilani Meredith and Vernon Saltner with Chris Tollner, Doug Webber and Anglicare’s Sam Sanderson at Webbers Retravision. Allan Reinikka Rokawhitego

A community support trifecta

WHEN disaster strikes, it takes an army to get those affected back on their feet - an army like the Rockhampton community.

Fire, flood, cyclone and drought may rock the region but nothing can go up against the power of local business, clubs and support groups who work together to keep the community functioning.

Anglicare, Rockhampton Masonic and Citizens Club and Webbers Retravision were the most recent trifecta who joined forces to get a family whose Murray St home was recently gutted by fire back into a house full of supplies.

"We will always do that, ever since we opened we've had a heart for the people of our community," Webbers RetravisIon owner Doug Webber said.

"We've been supporting our community big time since we opened in 1968."

Mr Webber supplied white goods at cost price to the family, with $1000 donated by Rockhampton Masonic and Citizens Club to get the ball rolling.

Masonic Memorial Fund chairman of trustees Christoph Tollner said the group was fortunate to be able to help the family in need.

"It was an absolute privilege to work with Anglicare and Doug Webber, they are both so dedicated to the task," Mr Tollner said.



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