A Message from the President
In a time of immense stress and pressure we get to see how the diamonds in our community are made. We have tough, resilient women and men who have stepped up and acted above and beyond their calling to protect and empower the Camden Haven community in response to the bush fire emergency.
The Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce thanks all those who have contributed directly and indirectly over the last two weeks and recognises the tragedies that have occurred as well as those that have been avoided.
In this time, it’s important to not only look out for those involved but also the people around you who are being affected by the stress and intensity of the situation. We are a community that is resilient yet at the same time each of us is vulnerable and whether we know it or not, we are affected by the events around us.
Please take the time over the days and weeks ahead to ask your friends, families and neighbours “are you okay”? There are many great resources available including www.ruok.org.au to prepare you for the conversation and many organisations that are available to help.
For our business owners, the Chamber extends its ear and capacity to advocate – what assistance do you need, what assistance is available? These are questions we can support you in getting answers and advocating on your behalf.
As we prepare for the week ahead please stay safe and do not hesitate to contact us for assistance or indeed if you have thoughts of how to assist and need an outlet, we may be able to connect you.
Finally, it’s important that whilst we stay vigilant and respect the efforts to assist, we have the responsibility of our day to day lives to tend to. With this in mind, the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets will be operating this Sunday 17th November, subject to conditions. The Chamber will donate all proceeds from the markets to fire relief.
Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce