Last week, the fourth container in the series of Containers For Good that the Weston Creek Men’s Shed have been filling up with useful workshop and household items, was sealed up and sent to Quaama, where it was gratefully received by the organisers.
They sent us the following email in recognition of WCMS involvement:
Dear Allan and fellow Weston Creek Men’s shed Members,
On behalf of the whole Quaama community, thank you for your continuing efforts to collect and send goods down to us.
A huge thank you from our community for the latest container load of ‘stuff’. The items you send are going to a much wider area than just Quaama. We also have regular attendees from as far afield as Tathra and Yowrie.
News of the arrival of the fourth load drew such an attendance that the majority of the goods were dispersed in a single opening. The Quaama Tennis Club ask me to thank you for their ”new” BBQ and we continue to enjoy our lunches cooked on the new Quaama Hall BBQ. We coincide new openings to occur at the same time as we have our Monthly markets at the hall.
There has been a great cooperative spirit as to who gets what and how they will get things home. Several attendees with utes/trailers have offered to deliver for others. The dispersal committee decided that the very fine aluminium storage box is going to a young man who lost all his business tools of trade in the fires and will be of great use to him on his new ute.
Delivery of your items has catalysed a wider goods exchange with the container partially being refilled with local goods excess to need, thus furthering reuse of otherwise unwanted ‘stuff’. Addition of a fire pit on these colder winter openings has created a new community gathering point.
Sooo.. as long as you fine people have the energy to continue sending us goods we will be glad to distribute them to the wider community here. Many burned out households are only just beginning to be able to return to their properties and so are only now thinking what items they might need.
Big virtual covid safe hugs from all of us at Quaama xxxy