Winter is only a week away and the homeless need your help
THE next time you feel cold due to the winter seasonal weather, take a moment to think about those that are outdoors at 3am and the temperature is only 2 degrees celcius.
Winter is definitely on its way across the region and while some of us snuggle up warm and safe, there are others within our community who do not have that same luxury.
You can help now by donating essential items such as clothing, blankets, toothbrushes, soap, towels, non-perishable food and other basic items to support the 2013 Homeless Connect event.
Rockhampton Regional Council's Communities Committee chair councillor Rose Swadling knows there are too many people across the region who struggle.
"This week has seen the temperature drop and winter is well on its way, so I am pleading for the community to get on board and help those in need," Cr Swadling said.
"We desperately need warm clothes such as jumpers, track pants and jackets and for all age groups; men, women and children, but ones that are in good condition.
"We'd also like people to donate other items such as toothbrushes, soap, towels and non-perishable food - sometimes the simple everyday items can make such a big difference.
"Charity begins at home, and the Rockhampton Region is our community and our home, so it is important that we look after those who need our help."
Any resident who is able to donate warm clothes or other items can drop them off at Rockhampton Regional Council's Community Development Office at the School of Arts on Bolsover Street, Rockhampton.
Rockhampton Regional Council, along with government, business and community sector agencies are working together to help make a difference in someone's life.
The Homeless Connect event on June 20 provides an opportunity for those who do not have safe, secure and affordable housing to attend a day where different services and agencies are on hand to provide help and basic essentials.