Residents of Bupa Sunset Village in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, have rallied together to gather donations for victims of last month’s flooding in Auckland.
Led by resident Helen Caldwell, the village banded together to donate a van load of household items.
Caldwell explains, “We were watching the flooding unfold and someone asked what we could do to support the victims. I thought ‘let’s make it happen.”
Caldwell, a Bupa Sunset Retirement Village resident of seven years wanted to support the flood relief efforts in her local community.
“We’ve wrangled together bedding and blankets, and also an assortment of kitchen wares,” says Caldwell.
Barbara Sangster, General Manager at Bupa Sunset Village and Care Home says, “It’s impossible to watch this happen in our community and not want to contribute in some way. It’s incredible to see the resident’s pull together like this to pitch in.”