Atlas extends Hand to worthy groups

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Atlas Iron’s Brendan Pow, with Aboriginal Family Law Service representatives Micah Buenvenida and Jane Aspey.
Camera IconAtlas Iron’s Brendan Pow, with Aboriginal Family Law Service representatives Micah Buenvenida and Jane Aspey. Credit: Sophia Constantine

Community groups in Port Hedland have been given a significant boost after receiving hundreds of dollars worth of donations from Atlas Iron.

Hedland Women’s Refuge,and Pilbara Community Legal Service recently received an abundance of goods, including everything from televisions to basic furniture and home appliances.

Hedland Women’s Refuge case co-ordinator Karen Hollywood said the donation of goods enabled women within the centre to maintain independence.

“Many of the women accessing the refuge require support by the way of general furniture and household items,” she said.

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“The family receiving the items is extremely grateful.”

Atlas Iron land access, heritage and environment manager Brendan Bow said the donations aimed to help the organisations achieve their personal goals.

“Atlas is pleased to support the Hedland Women’s Refuge and the Pilbara Community Legal Service Inc through the provision of household equipment and appliances,” he said.

“We recognise the critical role these organisations play in caring for women who have experienced family and domestic violence, mental health, homelessness and other life crisis.”

Port Hedland Netball Association received the latest Atlas Iron Helping Hands grant, with the association recognised as one of many clubs that play a role in the social fabric of Port Hedland.

Mr Pow said sports groups in Hedland were essential and required funds to buy vital items such as electronic equipment.

PHNA secretary Rebekah Worthington said like many local sports groups, the group was powered by dedicated volunteers and generous organisations.

“We’ve been working for many years toward a new clubhouse for Port Hedland Netball Association, and being able to fit out the office before we open the door next month is a fantastic bonus,” she said.

Ms Worthington said the office equipment would take game-day management to the next level.

The next Atlas Helping Hands Grant round opens in December.

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