So many of our customers have amazing stories, journeys and experiences they share with us, and with their consent, we are able to share them with our broader community.
Desma, who lives in Robertstown, became a customer of Country Home Services after an injury. An incredibly independent lady, Desma initially requested weekly assistance to support her recovery and is planning to reduce the service as her ability to attend to tasks independently improves and allows her to return to the things she enjoys like volunteering for Samaritans Purse Australasia.
Samaritans Purse Australasia is a non-profit Christian Organisation providing emergency relief and developmental assistance to disadvantaged children (2-14 years) around the world. The Fellowship Desma is a member of, Robertstown Lutheran Church, is a dedicated group who create “Shoe boxes of love” for Samaritans Purse. The boxes, which are lovingly wrapped in decorative paper before departure, are filled up with a T-shirt, shorts or a skirt, a beanie, underwear, a toy to play with and 3 Bags to hold school books, toiletries and pencils.
Desma, a keen sewer, contributes to the charity by sewing many bags and clothes for the boxes. Donating her time, skills and resources to Samaritans Purse is something that is very important to Desma. She is passionate about the cause, finds it to be a great way to remain connected with her community and in Desma words “prevents me from being lonely.”
Currently Desma is very much focused on her recovery and looking forward to getting back to her sewing for charity, bowls and other loved activities. Desma has appreciated the support given to her from Country Home Services as it has taken away the hard cleaning jobs, giving her time to rest and get back on her feet sooner.
Thanks Desma for sharing your story and allowing Country Home Services to be a part of your reablement journey.
Desma encourages anyone interested in volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse Australasia to contact the coordinator Val Petering, who is based in Nuriootpa on 8562 4552.