Posts Tagged ‘Community support’

Church stops firewood donations to needy

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
firewood donations

A church community’s firewood donations were really helping out families in Dunedin. They made the difference between being warm at home and feeling Dunedin’s cold bite. That was before last week, when thieves stole the log-splitter used to make the firewood donations possible. Dunedin City Baptist Church caretaker Malcolm Cowan says thieves cut through the Read more

Beach Haven local wins hearts – and stomachs – with daily food donation

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Every weekday, come rain or shine, you can find Taka Peters posted up at his local shops, giving back to his local community with a healthy meal – and a serving of old-school values. Residents of Beach Haven, on Auckland’s North Shore, have become used to the daily social media updates from 64-year-old Peters (Ngātiwai, Read more

Church initiative saves community money on electricity

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

A Timaru church initiative is helping the local community save money on electricity. St Philip and All Saints Anglican Church has distributed over 1,000 energy efficient light bulbs to locals. They got the idea after seeing a similar scheme’s success through an Anglican Care initiative in Christchurch. Deacon Rev. Margot Goodman decided she wanted to Read more

Community support turns homeless man’s life around

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Community support is helping turn a homeless man’s life around. All it took was one man who put out a call and help came from all directions. The former rough sleeper’s name is Richard (pictured with some supporters including Nick Smith – right). Until recently, Richard was living in a tent on the outskirts of Read more