David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks was today joined by Social Services Minister Christian Porter to visit Georges River Life Care in Peakhurst.

Georges River Life Care was recently recognised by the Government with $4,000 in funding under the Commonwealth Volunteer Grants Programme.

“Georges River Life Care is a very important community organisation. It provides crucial support to vulnerable members of the community”, Mr Coleman said.

“I am pleased that the Government was able to provide the organisation with funding to support its volunteers”.

Minister Porter said that volunteers play a critical role in building stronger and more resilient communities.

“We are giving direct support to twenty-one groups here in Banks”, Minister Porter said.

“I was impressed to learn about the work that Georges River Life Care does here in Peakhurst”.

Georges River Life Care Pastor, Glenn Power, said that the Georges River Life Care would use the funding to contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs and to purchase outdoor furniture and equipment.

“This funding will allow us to support our fantastic volunteers at Georges River Life Care”, Mr Power said.

“Without the efforts of our volunteers, we would not be able to provide the wide range of programmes that we run for people in need.”