CEOS HIT STREETS FOR HOMELESS
20 June 2014,
SOME of Brisbane’s top business leaders braved the cold overnight to experience the struggle facing thousands of homeless Australians every day.
"The money raised here last night will help us intervene before homelessness happens as well as help us give people a way back into housing.
Geoff Rodgers, chairman Rowland
Rowland chairman Geoff Rodgers has participated in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout since 2011. In this time he has raised in excess of $150,000, with all funds committed towards addressing the issue of homelessness in Queensland. Rodgers is the top fundraiser in the state for 2014.
“Homelessness is an immensely broad issue where the stereotypes people assign just do not exist. It is an issue that affects more than 105,000 Australians each night, including approximately 17,000 children under the age of 10. This is why I participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout,” says Rodgers.
Brendan Ostwald, CEO Ostwald Bros
The head of the construction and resource services company has raised $17,000 for the cause and says Ostwald Bros is proud to support Vinnies.
This is the second time sleeping out for the head of the specialist workforce provider and has raised $6,966 for Vinnies. Seeking donations and corporate sponsorship from companies aligned with One Key Resources, Wechsel says the team has witnessed the issue firsthand.