There has been a lot of media attention about domestic violence in Australia of late. Just two weeks ago, 5 women and a child were killed by their respective ex partners. Last week a heavily pregnant woman was also killed by her ex partner.
Another issue that is a significant on the Gold Coast is homelessness. Elevation Church’s local Global Care is currently undertaking a significant project to completely gut and renovate 2 x Two Bedroom units that will then be fitted out and made available for homeless pregnant young girls and run in a partnership with Salvation Army. Currently there are 350 volunteers from Elevation Church set to descend on the property on the weekend of the 10th October. Quickfit Co-coordinator Ps Andy Backhouse and volunteer contractors are currently undertaking some prep work, like re-plumbing the house, getting ready for the big weekend. The home will be called Besor Home. Besor comes from the bible and is a place where some of King David’s men, weary from the battle, took refuge and refreshed.
This is an ambitious project, an exciting project, a much needed project and unfortunately an expensive project.
When I wrote my blog on Domestic Violence, I had a number of people ask what can they do to be part of the solution. A Tax deductible donation to the Besor Home through Global Care is one practical way. 100% of all donations go to assist the fitout.
Here are the Internet Banking Details.
BSB 704 024
A/C No. 100 00 157
Put Besor in the deposit description.