COMMUNITY RALLIES TO EASE COVID-19 STRAIN
North Queenslanders are pulling together to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Townsville branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) hand crafting fit-for-purpose face masks for Everglow Community Care staff to wear when working across the region.
Everglow Community Care CEO Wayne Crase said more than 340 masks have been made to date which will help to ensure staff can continue to support the elderly in our community.
“This is a wonderful collaboration between the QCWA and our Association and will help to keep our staff safe and healthy as they support isolated elderly members living in the communities of Townsville, Hinchinbrook and the Burdekin,” Mr Crase said.
“We currently have more than 1,000 clients and employ around 70 staff across our Townsville, Ingham and Ayr offices and it’s vital health and safety are at the forefront as our community deals with the significant impacts caused by COVID-19.
“Everglow Community Care approached the QCWA to make these fit-for-purpose masks to suit our specific requirements which are vastly different to those of regular surgical masks.
“It has been humbling to watch the volunteers in our community come together and show such passion in delivering these masks so that the elderly across North Queensland can continue to be supported in their own homes.”
Everglow Community Care assists clients to remain in their own homes by providing services which assist in strengthening physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and enable them to remain in the comfort of their own homes.
“As part of our commitment to our clients and the North Queensland region more broadly, we are doing all we can to ensure it is “business as usual” where possible when it comes to helping the elderly across our region,” Mr Crase said.
“North Queenslanders have put their trust in us for the past 30 years and that is not something we take for granted or take lightly. It’s wonderful that the QCWA can assist us to keep on keep on during this difficult time.”