More families are in need

Up to 50 requests each week to help pay for essentials

WANGARATTA families are needing more assistance to pay for energy bills, pharmaceuticals and fuel to run their cars based on enquiries by up to 50 people a week presenting to a local charity.

But a revamped winter appeal by Anglicare Victoria that has focused more on locals giving to locals rather than other towns in the diocese has been able to meet most people’s needs over the last few months.

Domestic violence victims and young people leaving home for the first time have also been part of the demographic seeking assistance due to the fact they are starting out with very few possessions.

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