Bed Inn Bus for homeless men needs helpers and donors | Manning River Times

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The “Bed Inn Bus” campaign to raise funds for a sleeping bus for homeless men in Taree is still a long way from achieving its goal. To date, the campaign has raised more than $ 7,500, but it will take a total of $ 100,000 to buy, equip, and operate the bus. Terry Stanton, founder of the campaign, hopes a local philanthropist can help raise funds significantly. “When Maroochydore wanted a blue bus for the homeless in Queensland they came to $ 40,000 and a family named Thompson presented them with a check for $ 60,000. Then they wanted a pink bus for homeless women, and at some point the Thompsons donated again $ 60 to K. When Byron Bay chose a blue bus and a pink bus, the local Seaton Foundation gave them $ 200,000! ” said Terry. Related: A Look At A Rough Sleeper Sleeper Bus “We could use someone like this here.” Even so, the smallest donation helps and all donations are accepted. “It is a sad charge that in such a rich country it should even be necessary to raise funds to provide a bed at night,” commented a donor on the fundraising page. “That’s what I think and say as often as I can,” said Terry. No donation is too small as it all adds up, so donors are needed no matter how much they can donate. But helpers are also needed. “We should be able to have booths running soon to generate interest and make more donations,” said Terry. To offer your services as a helper, contact Terry Stanton at 6553 1360 or [email protected] To donate, go to www.sleepbus.org/fundraisers/manninghomelessactiongrouptaree/bed-inn-bus. Our journalists work hard to provide the community with local, breaking news. Here’s how you can access our trustworthy content: Did you know? The Manning River Times online subscribers not only have 24/7 access to local and national news, sports, events and entertainment, but also to our digital print editions with all advertisements and classified ads.

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