We were honored to have Mark Ellis from Maroochydore Neighborhood Centre as our guest speaker at this week’s meeting. We ‘re all aware of the increasing severity of the homeless situation, however, Mark’s harrowing stories and statistics were shocking.
We were proud to be able to present Mark with the proceeds from our recent Book & Puzzle Sale. These funds will go towards the centre’s emergency accommodation program, which, in conjunction with the Maroochy Sleepbus, enables those suffering homelessness to access clean, warm, safe sleep. Mark emphasized that lack of sleep is one of the biggest contributing factors to the mental health of the homeless.