EDITORIAL: Help this man get back on his feet
THREE weeks ago I started my holidays and was in the process of winding down after a particularly busy period here at the NewsMail (well, let's be honest, it's always busy).
At the same time, Lowmead resident Rod Sorrenson lost his home and all of his possessions - bar a few items - to a fire.
Yet since then, the poor bloke has been left to fend for himself.
He is sleeping on the back of his ute, on a mattress under a tarp, with no running water and no power.
Where is the help for this man?
You'd think that someone in the community could offer him a hand, a place to stay - even temporarily - to help him get back on his feet.
Time and time again we see homes devastated by fire and people are quick to offer donations to rebuild these families lives.
Or a charity organisation takes on the cause and co-ordinates the offers of help.
Surely the same could be done for Rod?
Since when did we turn our back on people that so obviously need help?