Can you help the Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN)


WERN is a non-profit organization changing lives every day for those marginalized in our society or suffering trauma through emergency circumstances. We help trauma victims recovering from such devastating events as fire and flood.

WERN also assists in situations such as family violence, refugees and the homeless. WERN is made up of people and organizations who care and want to make a difference.

  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others
  • Do you want to help people in a crisis?
  • Can you afford a few hours per month with like-minded people helping others?
  • Can you assist our valuable program through financial or physical assistance?

January 2015: WERN is now up and running. We become incorporated as of January 2015 supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in the west of Melbourne and including local business, Councils and Trusts.

The latest of these to come on board is the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust providing much needed funds to support the growth of the program. CMV Group and Volvo are preparing a furniture delivery van to donate to WERN in a four year deal.

VicTrack have donated our Premises with a 12 month lease in West Footscray and this will be our base for the near future. The Committee wishes to thank all involved in preparing the venue, volunteering their time and assistance and sponsoring the Program.

If not already involved, your help is also welcomed, if you are in a position to assist with volunteering once a week, once a month or whenever you have some spare time to assist we have light, easy duties to become involved with while helping others in need in our community.

Our delivery van only requires a standard car licence to drive it for pick ups and deliveries, our donated furniture needs inspection, sometimes cleaning and occasionally minor repairs.

WERN’s Program Manager Boris has commenced and eager to welcome you to WERN in any way you can assist. Please contact him on 0427 821 243. Please note donations of goods must be by appointment only.

Clubs can also adopt the program to support their local community through WERN. If you want to know more about becoming involved or would like a speaker to address your Club or organization please contact us on the details in the attached PDF newsletter.

If  you want to get involved, know someone who could help or you wish to donate furniture, bedding, electrical or whitegoods please contact below representatives.

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