Donation to provide finishing touches to Our House
THERE were smiles all around today as the near-completed Our House was handed a massive donation courtesy of Lions representatives.
Together the Australian Lions Foundation, Lions Q1 Northern River Community Trust and Lismore City Lions Club has donated more than $63,000 to Our House to help complete the project.
Our House director Rebekka Battista said the money has accounted for all 40 single beds in the facility, lounges that fold out into a double bed in every room, and tables and chairs for all rooms.
She said it was a huge effort that she was extremely grateful for.
"The Lions Donation has come at the right time for us to furnish the 20 rooms, we are truly appreciative of their efforts," she said.
Lismore City Lions Club president Rod Johnston said it was a fantastic feeling to be able to put this money into the project.
"We are very pleased to make this contribution to a project that touches everyone in the region."
"The reason we pushed through with this was because we thought it was a fantastic opportunity for Lions to spend the money in the area, which is, in fact, the birthplace of Lions in Australia."
Ms Battista said Our House will begin accommodating families from the week of November 26, aheaf of the official opening on December 7.