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Orange Sky Laundry comes to Coopernook

From September 2021, we are delighted to announce that Orange Sky Laundry will be setting up its laundry van at Coopernook Uniting Church and Op Shop, every Thursday from 12 noon to 2.00pm, offering free wash-and-dry services – along with a cuppa and a chat – to those who need them. We hope this will be good news for the homeless in the area – as well as for those who still haven't got their laundries 'up and running' after the floods.

Thanks to the wonderful folk at Orange Sky - who can also be found at Manning Uniting Church (outside the Red Dove Cafe) every Friday morning from 10.00am to 12 noon.

Street libraries

For those looking to read their way – safely and affordably – through lockdown, we've launched two Street Libraries: one in central Taree and one in Coopernook. Look for the Big Red Fridges for an ever-changing read. (NOT just The Good Book!)

  • Manning Uniting Ministry Centre (outside the Red Dove Cafe), Albert Street, Taree

  • Coopernook Uniting Church Op Shop, Petrie Street, Coopernook

More Big Red Fridges will hopefully be popping up in other locations, too. (If your communities needs a Street Library – let us know, and we'll see what we can do!)

On-line flood recovery support

Midcoast Council is hosting a series of online 'roadshows' for those seeking flood recovery support. A range of providers will be available to assist residents with enquiries about financial assistance, insurance and legal support, mental health support and other services. One-to-one sessions will be available, if required.

Wednesday 22 September 11am–2pm      Jones Island, Moto, Ghinni Ghinni, Croki, Coopernook

Wednesday 29 September 11am–2pm      Bulahdelah, Nerong

Wednesday 6 October 11am–2pm             Taree, Taree West, Taree Estate, WIngham and surrounds

Wednesday 13 October 11am–2pm           Manning Point, Mitchells Island, Oxley Island and Bohnock area

To access a session, simply sign up with recovery@midcoast.nsw.gov.au and they'll send you the Zoom link.
If you don't have access to the Internet, email Rev. Claire - and we'll see if we can get you online for the session.

Rev. Claire will be providing chaplaincy for these events.
 

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