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?



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