New hotline to connect volunteers to those who need help
VICTORIAN Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has launched a COVID-19 Volunteer Connect initiative to link volunteers with anyone in the Geelong region who needs help as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Henderson, who announced the initiative last week, said she was particularly concerned about people who are more vulnerable, such as older Australians, those with chronic diseases, and those with a disability.
“It is distressing, for instance, to witness the elderly struggling on their own to buy essential items from the supermarket.
“There are many people across the Geelong, Corangamite, Ballarat and Bendigo regions who wish to volunteer their time, even if it is to assist with shopping or running errands.”
Anyone who wants to volunteer or anyone who is seeking support from a volunteer can ring Senator Henderson’s office on 5221 5900, or email Kerry at [email protected] and include the words “COVID-19 Volunteer Connect” in the subject line.
“We will do best our best to connect volunteers with those needing assistance as well as connecting people to local agencies and services.
“As a member of the Morrison Liberal Government, I want to assure Victorians that we are doing everything possible to combat COVID-19 and to keep Australians safe.
“As the Prime Minister has said, we will get through this and be a strong nation as a result.”