Thank you for the $50,000

By June 16, 2017 February 20th, 2020 Pay It Forward

Thank you for the $50,000

We want to say a big thank you to the State Government for the $50,000 grant they gave towards solar energy.

We are very excited by this development and are grateful.

It is great to be able to move towards more environmentally friendly energy.

But we are excited for another reason.

This will save us approximately $18,000 in energy expenditure which will be forwarded towards the CAP Debt Centre.

CAP is a debt counselling charity offering a free service for people with spiralling debts which will be available to everyone regardless of age, gender, faith or background. CAP’s service is unique because people are visited in their home and are supported through their journey until they are debt free.

CAP offers HOPE to people in that they are made aware that they don’t have to face their situation alone and no debt has ever been so bad that it couldn’t be dealt with. Life for people with debt is frequently one of isolation. They often feel that they have failed as parents or partners, and are ashamed, stuck and hounded by creditors. More than a third are suicidal and there is a big link with poor mental health. A judge has recently described living life in debt as “torture”. Currently, in Australia there are 8.3 deaths per day due to suicide , with 250 attempts per annum due to financial & unemployment related circumstances. 1 in 6 children live in poverty.

To be able to make a contribution towards this issue and to bring hope to others is an opportunity that we are incredibly grateful for.  Thank you for the $50,000.

Fundraising

We are currently fundraising for the remaining $10,000 required to install the solar panels.

If you would like to make a donation you are most welcome.

You can donate to

  • Solar Panels
  • A/C Name:  New Directions Community Church
  • BSB 067 003
  • Ac NO.  100004274

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