It is estimated more than 116,000 people experience homelessness in Australia.

From 1 to 7 August, RRT volunteers from around the country connected with and served Aussies sleeping rough to acknowledge Homelessness Week. Contributing at five  events  in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria, our volunteers lent a helping hand for the greater good of the community.

Pride in Your Stride, South Australia

Ruby’s Unification Program and Uniting Communities welcomed Limestone Coast locals to raise awareness for homelessness through their annual Pride in Your Stride Walk.

Joined by various community services, the Mayor of Mt Gambier, Lynette Martin, along with representatives from SA Police, Troy Bell MP’s office and staff and students from Tenison Woods College, the walk represents what someone experiencing homelessness may have to do, and that is get up and move in search for food, shelter and support. RRT provided a delicious meal to the wider community and all who contributed to the day.

2022 Homelessness Week Expo Wagga

RRT volunteers from Wagga served at a local expo to enable individuals to access welfare and support. In addition to this, our volunteers also provided a meal in support of the local Wagga CEO Sleepout, allowing the community to work together to combat this societal issue.

Homelessness Week Exhibition BBQ

To wrap up National Homelessness Week, RRT volunteers from Ballarat teamed up with Uniting Care’s Street2home to serve lunch at their exhibition.

We look forward to supporting National Homelessness Week again next year to bring light to the issues faced by Aussies across the country.

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