Awesome work by the team at Thirroul Men’s Shed, taking immediate action to help out in the wake of the recent bushfires on top of the escarpment.
The Men’s Shed touched base with the Picton CWA to make a donation to help with recovery efforts.
After a brief chat, the Men’s Shed discovered the locals could really use some tools! Residents badly needed shovels, steel rakes, crowbars, spades, mattocks, picks and sledge hammers as many locals lost theirs when their homes and properties succumbed to the fire.
The CWA said they could also use hand tools such as hammers, chisels and hand saws, as well electric drills, sanders, planners and chainsaws.
So the Men’s Shed put out the call and received many donations, as well as going through their own sheds to see what they could find.
Fellow ‘Shedders’ from Bulli/Woonona Men’s Shed also helped out with the tool-drive.
Gary from The Men’s Shed then went though and “tested and tagged” all the electrical items to make sure they were safe.
Then, representatives from Thirroul Men’s Shed took the trailer load to Picton, where it was gratefully received by CWA president Kerrie O’Grady.
“Many comments were made about how desperate the local residents around Balmoral, Bargo, Picton localities are for these items,” says Bob. “The devastation has to be seen to be believed.
“A local carpenter lost all his tools in his shed which was destroyed by the fires. He was thrilled to see the Mitre Saw we brought as he was desperately trying to get tools so he can re-establish his business.”
The Men’s Shed also donated gift cards that can be used at Bunnings to help the locals get back on their feet.