WE ALL know how hard it can be to make ends meet, especially when something unexpected happens and you’re left to choose between vital household comforts or a hefty bill.
For some people there is no other choice but to put up with cold showers or a toilet that doesn’t flush until the next pay, but one local business is doing what it can to change that.
This winter Curran Plumbing has launched its Neighbour in Need program.
The company is asking members of the local community to nominate someone in need of plumbing services. Curran Plumbing will then select two individuals or families to assist with residential plumbing repairs.
Owner Patrick Curran said through their maintenance work they often came across people in the community who were doing it tough.
“People might have sick siblings or are a single mother or have lost their partner and are finding it hard to get their hot water working or their toilets flushing,” he said.
“What I want to do is reach out to those people and give back to the community that has helped us grow over the years.
“We’ve got almost 30 years of history in the Shoalhaven and now I’m in a position where I can give back.
“We’ve got 12 staff and we are growing. Doing something for the community is part of business, it helps my team.
“When we first put this on the table my guys jumped at it,” he said.
Curran Plumbing has been operating for 25 years and Mr Curran said the team were “very keen” to donate their time to the cause.
The company is asking people from the community to nominate a person or family in need.
Throughout the winter campaign the Salvation Army will select individuals or families from the nominations.
“We want the community to nominate people who are most needy,” Mr Curran said.
“We could be doing this forever, we don’t know but there are a few people out there who are really struggling and we want to give back.”
“Everyone needs to look out for their neighbours.”
To nominate someone as a neighbour in need visit curranplumbing.com.au or phone 1300 135 355.