Helping Rosies – Friends on the Street

Rosies – Friends on the Street is a not-for-profit organization with over 900 active volunteers across Queensland. Their mission is to help the underprivileged and marginalised – especially those who are homeless, or at a risk of homelessness.

Rosies regularly provides aid and assistance to Toowoomba’s underprivileged population at various parks around the city. On Wednesday 20th May, the Rosies team leader asked for RRT’s assistance as their regular team was unable to make it. So, that Friday the Toowoomba Rapid Relief Team lent Rosies a hand, and served a hot meal to about 20 people.

RRT Toowoomba

RRT Toowoomba

The meal was a simple Aussie sausage sizzle, served with a choice of a hot or cold drink. The night was so cold and the hot food so welcome, that many people came back for a second, third and even a fourth helping!

Queue of hungry people

Queue of hungry people

Serving the meal with soft  drinks

Serving the meal with soft drinks

RRT served at the park between 5pm and 7pm, and enjoyed having the opportunity to help people from our community. The people served were very appreciative and there were many encouraging and thankful comments. Two men even wanted to ‘do their bit’ and stayed behind to help RRT pack up!

Sausage sizzle on a cold winters night

Sausage sizzle on a cold winters night

The park picnic areas are a great help

The park picnic areas are a great help

  2 very grateful chaps!

2 very grateful chaps!

The RRT recognise what an important role Rosies play in our communities, and feel privileged to be able to support them. We look forward to many further opportunities to work along with them in Toowoomba.

  Rosies and RRT

Rosies and RRT

 

One thought on “Helping Rosies – Friends on the Street”

  1. Amiee says:

    Awesome Work Guys!!!

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