Last week, eight staff members from AMP took time out from their work to lend a helping hand to local resident and Aboriginal elder Christina in Elizabeth Park, South Australia.
This was part of Habitat for Humanity’s Brush with Kindness program, which mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping and minor repairs to the homes of people who may be disadvantaged, disabled or socially isolated.
The program encourages connections within the community and Habitat for Humanity had been referred to Christina by Northern Carers Network, who provide support to people in northern Adelaide caring for friends and family members at home who have a disability, illness or who are frail and elderly.
The team of volunteers from AMP did a fantastic job helping Christina tidy up her yard, plant new shrubs and install new paving.
Years of deferred maintenance can cause a downward spiral of home deterioration and unsafe living conditions. By partnering with Christina to restore and maintain her home yard, AMP’s volunteers helped to reduce the potential health and safety risks to Christina, who now has a newly improved, beautiful and clean yard in her home.
Christina was very thankful for the team’s hard work and effort. A big thank you to all who were involved!
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