Cleanaway joins community efforts to make a forever home for Stephanie Stevens

Cleanaway recently provided skip bins and waste disposal services to help a young family in need of a new home

Communities

August 21, 2019

Highlights

"This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined to give Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life." - Stephanie Stevens

Highlights

"This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined to give Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life." - Stephanie Stevens

When Stephanie Stevens lost her husband and her house, the community and Cleanaway stepped up to build her and her little boy, Ollie a new home.

Stephanie was pregnant with Ollie when she lost her husband Ryan in an accident. As Ryan did not have a will, her house was repossessed and sold. Stephanie rushed her young family into a new residence, only to find that it was in no condition to be lived in – with asbestos in the backyard and a host of other issues.

Stephanie’s story was highlighted on A Current Affair which inspired an outpouring of support from the community to help renovate the rundown house into a home.

A host of volunteers joined forces to renovate Stephanie’s house in an incredible 14 days. Businesses and suppliers chipped in with construction support and furnishings, and Cleanaway provided skip bins and collected 25 skip bins worth of construction waste, including two asbestos removal bins.

Cleanaway Branch Manager Bhavna Toural and Executive Assistant Sheree Giffin helped to coordinate our contribution, supported by Operations Supervisor Julie Smith who managed the bin requests, and skip drivers Dan Cumbers, Tony Armandi, Prashan Velautham and Damian Taylor.

“When we heard about Steph and Ollie, we knew we had to assist. Seeing the look on their faces when they saw their new home simply made our day,” said Damian Burton, Cleanaway General Manager, Solid Waste Services, WA.

In a reveal event organised by ‘A Current Affair’, Stephanie saw her new home for the first time and thanked the community for giving her a helping hand, “This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined to give Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life. Everyone has been so amazing and generous. It really gives you faith. I’m really excited for the future now and I haven’t felt that way in three years.”

Stephanie Stevens reacts to the reveal of her new home

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