COMMUNITY NEWS

28 August 2021

Up on the hill stand, on the border of the Inner West and Canterbury-Bankstown LGA's, CHP RSL is a proud home to Members and guests predominantly residing in these areas.

As the lockdown continues, and the community works hard at playing their part in working toward us returning to a life with more freedoms, your Club is committed to providing support to our surrounding communities.

In times like these it is more important than ever that we identify the most effective way to reach the most people, and financially support organizations that are capable of making a big difference.

This month we have reached out to two trusted and valued community organisations, to help us support our vulnerable communities. 

Thank you!
'Addison Road Community Centre' & 'Wounded Heroes Australia'
for helping us help our Community.

OUR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club $10,000 - 'ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE'
Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club & Sub branch $10,000 - 'WOUNDED HEROES AUSTRALIA' 

ABOUT ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Addison Road Food Pantry launched in 2016 in response to growing inequality and environmental concerns. 
They rescue 8 tonnes of food every week (pre-pandemic) and with support of volunteers, staff, partner organisations
and business donors and sell packaged goods at a very low cost.

Right now, the priority is to provide emergency relief to communities and individuals that are in desperate need of support. The Addison Road Community Organisation is seeing 20% increase in demand week-on-week since this lockdown began, with a sharp rise in the number of people doing it tough in Sydney right now.

Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club has contributed $10,000 to Addison Road Community Centre
This community funding  will help the team at Addi Road to:

Source supplies and pack culturally appropriate ‘Asian Hampers’
(with guidance from our new ‘advising chef’ Kylie Kwong)

Provide petrol vouchers for families in need

Fill more than 100 general emergency food hampers

6,000 people a week are currently being assisted through:

1. Addi Road Food Pantry at Marrickville and Camperdown.
2. Mobile food pantry and outreach work.
3. Home delivery service.
4. Hampers distributed in partnership with civil society organisations.

Food is the connection to checking in on households and communities.
its understanding fears - connecting – responding & listening.

 

 

ABOUT WOUNDED HEROES AUSTRALIA

We acknowledge how particularly difficult this time is for our veterans, as they are once again required to draw on their strong qualities of endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, mateship and resilience, to get through this ongoing difficult time.

On 15 August 2021 we were unable to come together to commemorate ‘Victory in the Pacific Day’ and ‘Vietnam Veterans Day’. The ongoing pandemic requires that we all stay home, and stay safe for the health and safety of our veterans and their families.

In support of Australia’s heroes past, present and future,
Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club & Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Sub Branch 
have proudly donated $10,000 to ‘Wounded Heroes Australia
in contribution toward the incredible work that they do in supporting our veterans and their families.