Glen Avon Community Hub
One of the many groups helping community during this time is the Glenavon Hub. The Hub is a focus for the surrounding community, welcoming all and connecting local people together through events and activities that foster community spirit, friendship, fun, laughter, learning and growth.
I want to acknowledge the committee and hub coordinator Eva Wongchiu who worked tirelessly to support others, engage volunteers and who organises much of the work done at the Hub. The Glenavon Community Board and Hub continued to operate from behind the scenes to support the community, preparing many boxes of food supplies for families in need.
Generation Ignite Food Bank
Much good work is being done in the community by the Generation Ignite team. The group is about empowering young people in the community though various response services, programmes, and events. The team strive to inspire change, ignite hope, and champion youth in the area.
During the recent crisis the team were outstanding, rising to a vastly increased need. The food bank initiative has grown immensely and is a great asset to the community. My thanks to Jo Noema and Generation Ignite.
Whau Youth Board
It was a pleasure to hear from the Whau Youth Board during Level 2. The youth board provided feedback for the upcoming budget on what they believe can contribute to a better Whau for the youth. Thank you to the fabulous team of capable youth for your support.
Local churches and faith groups
I want to acknowledge all our local churches and their members who are helping others through this difficult time. I have been seen many local churches offering food packages, connecting with community and supporting those in need. My thanks to you all.
We really are stronger when we’re together, and it’s together that we can rebuild.
Please do contact me if you have any questions.