Serious HOUSING CRISIS ROTORUA action needed. 🚑

HELP: 29 Families Made Homeless on Monday Alone!

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Gina Peiffer:  Update:

We have been busy with more families coming to us for assistance. Love Soup Rotorua have an arrangement with Tarewa pounamu Marae to continue utilizing the Marae for Homeless to connect to us Mon Wed & Fri 10-12 at 26 Tarewa road.  There are 50 families across Rotorua in Motels and many more singles & couples in Backpackers.

We were fortunate enough to have had a meeting with those involved with Iwi here in Rotorua and the need for action to be taken sooner rather than later.

In the past 3-4 weeks we have managed to house 22 families but with the shortage of houses available this is becoming more difficult each day. We are incredibly thankful to a new rental agency who approached us to house people as she was aware of the work we do and how we provide a wrap-around service, which involves follow up visits on a weekly basis to make sure things are going well for tenant and Landlord. Any issues that arise can be dealt with quickly. The Wrap-around service is essential to the ongoing success of those we house.

We have been offered a place for our “Car” people which is safe and private and we are looking at providing a meal for these people on site. We are currently organising how this would work to be most effective.

Thank you to all you wonderful people for the continued support and love you give to Love soup Rotorua and it’s people. We are so thankful for your donations of Food, clothing, Furniture and would not be here if it weren’t for this support.
Kia kaha Rotorua

Daily Post today’s news: 11 people crammed in one house

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Roskill Together Homelessness / Housing

September 8th , I had a wonderful opportunity to speak to community in Mt Roskill Auckland, about the Homeless / Housing situation, Helping to educate people on the realities of Homelessness & the experiences learned from our Founders in Rotorua Gina & Elmer  how the wrap around services they provide really do work.

This was my first opportunity to share a journey and I was nervous, but I did OK. Next month I am speaking at Rotary in Whangaparaoa, I’ll be a pro in no time thanks to the regular opportunities I get to speak in Bob Club, we learn to gain confidence as we get to speak each time we attend. Getting out of our comfort zones is a great achievement.

Nice to meet Karla, David, John & Marlene at the presentation   –  Julie King

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Constant outpouring of Love

Hibiscus Coast: Thank you everyone for your support,

Friday Incredible generosity while at the Whangaparaoa BoB Club – John Milner – Collaborative Consulting Ltd – donates Love Soup a Thermomix! WoW !!  At the same meeting Steve Schroder from Smart Safety Solutions donates Love Soup $530 of petrol vouchers! We are so blessed to be surrounded by caring and generous people.

Sunday’s Community Meal we got to Celebrate a special Mum’s Birthday

Monday Albany Earthmoving and Landscaping donated, and delivered us metal for our potty Drive

Tuesday Matty our Electrician fixed our Solar lights, and Dan from DCR Cabinets Built us our “Kindness is Free” Community Sharing Box. Similar to this one started up in Canada Free Little Pantry for anyone in need. We can’t wait to paint it up beautiful and bright for anyone in our community that needs a bit of help with Kai, this box is here for you, and of course we encourage people to donate non perishable items. Box will be checked daily to make sure food is safe.

John Milner - Collaborative Consulting Ltd - Donates Love Soup a Thermomix! With Lynn Rolston from Thermomix
John Milner – Collaborative Consulting Ltd – donates Love Soup a Thermomix! With Lynn Rolston from Thermomix NZ and Jayne Albiston from the Whangaparaoa BoB Club
Steve Schroder from Smart Safety Solutions donates $530 of petrol vouchers to Love Soup! www.smartsafetysolutions.co.nz/
Steve Schroder from Smart Safety Solutions donates $530 of petrol vouchers to Love Soup.  With Jayne Albiston from the Whangaparaoa BoB Club

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We are Proud to be in Partnership with Countdown Food Rescue

Countdown Supporting Love Soup

Countdown has been supporting Love Soup since the day we began June 2013. Today we help over 1500 people in need every week, Thanks to their support. recently we had an opportunity to meet with other #FoodRescue partners in Wellington for a summit. We are very thankful to Countdown for their support in helping us achieve our goals to “Feed the Need”

Latest news Countdown supermarket sets up new fund for food rescue operations

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