Past and Present
Visitors and friends,
Way back in 2011 a big-hearted and proactive little group of 4 local residents, saw a need in the community for a service similar to that of Carevan Albury’s ( now the Carevan Foundation) to deliver real care and love in the form of a warm meal, a cuppa and a chat, to those who most needed this generosity and support… it was easier as the slogan says, to care than to turn away…
This week we had a visit from one of this original group, Terry Evans. Terry is a friend to us always and we love his bright happy company. It isn’t hard to see why Carevan in the hands of Terry and the other members of the “awesome foursome” was embraced by the community and has progressed through the years to the Carevan of 2020.
Carevan provides still, for the same basic human needs; food and substance, social connection and acceptance without judgement or question, just as Terry and the Carevan originals had set out to achieve, and it was lovely to have him and Erica join us for a chat and a meal…
We were also joined by Stephen from the Tyndale Christian College for the evening. Tyndale and the Norwest Christian School were instrumental also to Carevan’s beginnings, providing the meals and the storage of these, and remains today fundamental to our program and service.
It was lovely having Stephen along with “Fresh Tyndale eyes” full of exciting options to add to our program and to continue the awesome partnership into the future.
As we say every week, we simply could not do what we do without the amazing community and individual support we receive from clothing to eggs, cooking to serving, packing and unpacking … it’s all wonderful and keeps the Carevan wheels turning .. and of course to long term and new support and friendships.
Thank you, Terry and Stephen, for coming along to say “HI”. It was lovely to have you join us and to catch up on the past and present as we look to the future.
Taken from Posting on Carevan Blacktown Facebook for the week of November 9th