Rapid Relief Team AU supported the Vinnies CEO Sleepout events again nationally this year in 10 different cities across the country. CEO Sleepout is the largest National Fundraiser for Vinnies and mainly includes Local CEO’s who ‘sleep out’ with only basic provisions to experience homelessness and help raise much needed funds. Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Wollongong, Geelong, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and Melbourne RRT provided dinner for the participants as they settled down or breakfast as they woke in the morning chill, with a few of the teams assisting with both dinner and breakfast. All those attending were highly appreciative of the hot meal being served before and after braving a night in the cold with many heading off to spend another day at the office as the event came to a close!
One in every 200 people are classified as homeless in Australia and with numbers on the increase, it is imperative that action is taken and fast. Vinnies CEO Sleepout are doing their part in helping to curtail the alarming trend by hosting these events. Such a great cause and we all look forward to working with them again.