Free showers and laundry service for bushfire -affected victims at the Youth Hub, November 16 and 17

Michael Gilmore. Photo: Carla Mascarenhas
Michael Gilmore. Photo: Carla Mascarenhas

With some communities on the Mid-North Coast still without power and the smoky conditions persisting, St Agnes' Parish Youth Hub is opening its doors this weekend (16 and 17 November) for anyone affected by the bushfires.

"The Youth Hub has laundry and shower facilities available for the community," Youth Hub manager Michael Gilmore said.

Mr Gilmore said the last week has been "busy" because of the fires in the region.

"Families have had the chance to have a shower and wash some clothes, sit in air conditioning, away from the heat," he said.

Staff at the Youth Hub have also been going to bushfire-affected communities and taking out donated supplies to them.

General Manager of St Agnes' Parish Care and Community Services, Bronwyn Chalker, added that while the Youth Hub offers year-round support for local youth, it is perfectly designed for situations when the community is in need.

"Helping our community in times like this is exactly what the Youth Hub is designed for and it supports St Agnes' Parish in delivering services to those in need."

The Port Macquarie Youth Hub is located at 140 Horton Street, Port Macquarie and will be open between 9am and 3pm on Saturday, 16 November and Sunday, 17 November.

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