Volunteers unite to assist Katherine Doorways Hub

Handy volunteers lent valuable time today to help renovate the Katherine Doorways Hub. 

The drop-in centre and community space, supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, was on the receiving end of the project aimed at giving back. 

This year’s Community Day saw about 30 volunteers from a range of local businesses paint walls for potential future art work and install shelving.  

The Hub also received food donations, new washing machines, a new dishwasher for the soup kitchen, new toasters and a microwave. 

The Katherine Salvation Army captain Julie Howard said the assistance was a significant benefit to the community as well as the Hub volunteers and workers. 

“Thank you isn’t a big enough word,” Ms Howard said. 

“The work being done will assist us in helping others. 

“There has been a heap of food donated, it has been great fun and there has been such great enthusiasm in giving and doing. 

“We are very appreciative,” she said. 

Now in its 23rd year, Community Day enables local businesses and organisations to work alongside the community to make a difference where they live and work.

The upgrades for Community Day were carried out over two days. 

Businesses involved included CCPD, Halikos Roofing, Lendlease, NTPG and M and I Poullas Painters and Decorators.