Council staff donate care packs for victims of domestic violence

Burdekin Shire Council staff donated four boxes of toiletries to support local victims of domestic and family violence.

The collection was made in response to an article in the Burdekin Advocate on August 19, 2015, about the Zonta Club of Burdekin putting together crisis packs for women, children and men who have to flee their homes to escape domestic violence.

A Burdekin Shire Council spokeswoman said the Council team was proud to have been able to support those in need in the Burdekin.

“This is something our team has done to help victims of domestic violence in our community,” she said.

“We hope that our donation will provide some comfort to someone in their time of need.”

Burdekin Community Association Chief Executive Officer Debra Cochran said it was very sad that so many adults and children were experiencing domestic and family violence.

“BCA doesn’t have sufficient funding to provide the essential toiletry items needed by people escaping violence and so the generous gift of 40 Care Packs from Burdekin Shire Council staff is very much appreciated,” she said.

Anyone experiencing domestic or family violence can contact DV Connect on freecall 1800 811 811 where help can be found 24 hours a day, seven days a week

 

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