HelpOut cofounder, Nathon Irvin, says:
‘We wanted to find a way that average Aussies could assist flood, cyclone or fire victims in a non-financial but practical way’.
HelpOut is an online service aimed at making it easier for disaster affected communities to help themselves in simple but practical ways – pet minding, loan of a trailer, driving the kids to school, a home cooked meal for a family in need, offers of temporary accommodation during the cleanup.
In recognition of the value it provides, The Ipswich City Council recently linked to HelpOut through the flood assistance section of their website.
The HelpOut service is currently available Australia wide, but is of particular benefit to those living or working in or near disaster areas. Locals who aren’t directly affected, but who have the capacity, however small, to offer assistance are in the best position to help. HelpOut is completely free to use.
If you live near any areas that have been devastated by natural disasters, help is still needed and we invite people who can, to check the site for more ideas on how to HelpOut members of their local community who are still in need. HelpOut can be found via the SpaceOut website at: http://helpout.spaceout.com.au
‘HelpOut brings disaster affected communities closer together by helping them to help themselves, and if we can assist in that process, I reckon we’ve done a good job’ says Irvin.
Contact Nathon Irvin
Phone 0424 336 375
Well done Nathon