Camden Haven Community at 3 earns another friend

TIME TO GIVE: Laurieton's NRMA team, Lynda Whittingham, Jen Nix and Cindy Gee, with Camden Haven Community at 3 organiser Graham Lee and the donations they have purchased so far.

TIME TO GIVE: Laurieton's NRMA team, Lynda Whittingham, Jen Nix and Cindy Gee, with Camden Haven Community at 3 organiser Graham Lee and the donations they have purchased so far.

Camden Haven Community at 3’s inspiring story is drawing more support from the business community.

JTS Automotive, the franchisee for NRMA Insurance in the Camden Haven, Port Macquarie and Wauchope, is getting behind their Laurieton team who are stepping up to support the cause for the needy.

“The article about the young homeless family really hit home for the team,” said Suzie Gamack, office manager of the three offices.

The article about the Humphryis family, who is now living in Port Macquarie in temporary accommodation, and stories on the weekly barbcues for the needy (now known as the Camden Haven Community at 3) sparked action from individuals and businesses in the Camden Haven. 

The articles opened many eyes to the reality that people live below the national poverty line and sleep rough within local towns and villages.

Each year JTS provides staff members with funds to use, at their discretion, to benefit a local charity or community organisation.

The Laurieton team, Lynda Whittingham, Cindy Gee and Jen Nix, are using their $400 grant, topped up to $500 by JTS, to purchase food, towels, soaps and other products for the community at 3.

“We were so shocked to learn about the local homeless that Jen contacted the organiser, Graham Lee, to find out how they could help,” said Suzie.

The team are in the process of putting together food hampers and shower packs. The team is finding when they mention their purchases are going towards the Camden Haven Community at 3, businesses are only too happy to make their dollars stretch further.

“Khodary’s Pharmacy have donated a number of items towards the shower packs,” said Jen Nix. “JTS NRMA donated bundles of towels and face washers. Coles in Laurieton have also discounted items.” 

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