Somalian volunteer group help hundreds survive, feed families

VOLUNTEERS at the Somali Australian Community Association of NSW (SACA) based in Auburn, have been providing much needed support to the Somali and CALD communities.

SACA identified issues of concern and received support from Multicultural NSW through the Empowering and Supporting Local Communities grant program to deliver place-based and community-led solutions to the most vulnerable individuals and families who have been experiencing unique challenges during Covid-19.
SACA President Maryan Omar said more support was needed over access to Rapid Antigen Testing kits as well as other Covid-related support services for the emerging Somali community.
“We are very much appreciative of the support our community has received from the NSW Government and by Multicultural NSW but the situation on the ground is very dire as many breadwinners have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet during these difficult times,” she said.
“SACA is purely run by volunteers and there is only so much our volunteers can do but every bit of support we receive goes back to empowering and supporting our local Somali community in Western and South-Western Sydney.”
Helping hundreds of families every week, SACA continues purchasing and distributing emergency relief essentials such as food hampers, personal hygiene, cleaning products, over the counter medicines, personal protective equipment, hand sanitisers and other relief essentials.
To make a donation to help or should you require support, email or look for them on Facebook.