Cleanaway has come to the rescue of an Aboriginal counselling service in a remote part of Australia which has allowed it to keep its doors open.
We have donated skip bins for disposing of hard waste at a property where the Aboriginal Males Healing Centre (AMHC) operates a counselling service in the town of Newman in Western Australia.
Pictured: AMHC founder and CEO Devon Cuimara with one of our skips
AMHC founder and CEO Devon Cuimara wrote to Cleanaway to express his gratitude for the nine cubic metre bins, which are being used to collect and dispose of hard waste at the property in Newman’s Parnpajinya Aboriginal Community.
“We are happy to let you know that we can now continue serving the most vulnerable people in our community,” Devon wrote.
“Without your donation, we would not be able to continue our aim of working with Aboriginal men who use violence. Thank you again for your commitment and generosity.”
Newman Branch Manager Alan Leonard said they were thrilled to receive the positive feedback from the organization, which operates the Parnpajinya Aboriginal Males Healing Service (PAMHS) at House 1 Parnpajinya Aboriginal Community (PAC).
PAMHS provides services include counselling, group therapy, men’s health services, cultural healing, and Aboriginal lore and culture programmes to Aboriginal men and women.
“We get some thank-you letters but they’re few and far between, so this was really appreciated,” Alan says.
The opportunity to help the organisation came via Pilbara Environmental Services, our joint venture with KingKira Group, an Aboriginal-owned business connected to the Nyiyaparli and Plyku Aboriginal groups and the Kariyarra and Ngarluma peoples and owned by KingKira Director Tammy O’Connor.
PES was asked to provide skip bins by AMHC but passed on the job to Cleanaway which decided to provide it for free to help the organisation.
“We’re proud to support the communities in which we live and work,” Alan says.
“We know staff at PAMHS work on a pro bono basis so it seemed only right that we provide the bins for free.
“This is consistent with our values including integrity, which means doing the right thing.”
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