About Hello Hunter
Hello Hunter was launched in 2020, and is available for any person experiencing hardship due to social isolation, poverty, disease, disability, illness, age, mental health, family, social, or other community network breakdown.
The initiative partners with churches to mobilise volunteers to help those in need, regardless of their faith background, commitment, other social standing or identity.
Originally created to assist those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hello Hunter links people in need with volunteers from local churches who can help.
Volunteers are available to make a friendly call, deliver essentials and assist in finding specialised help. On request, they are also able to pray with the person.
In the past eighteen months, Hello Hunter has helped:
- Seniors who have lost their partners, or outlived family and friends.
- Middle aged people whose families are grown or who have experienced family breakdown
- Those of all ages with mental health challenges
- People in need of welfare services and at risk of homelessness
- Families and individuals feeling anxious about COVID-19.
You can read the stories of those helped by Hello Hunter here.
Hello Hunter Sunday
Hello Hunter Sunday has three main aims:
- Celebrating what has already been achieved by Churches through Hello Hunter
- Elevating local churches and how they help, making this known to both Churches and the community
- Activate and equipping Church congregations to become referral experts to their community
There is a great sense that Hello Hunter has the potential to serve our region for years to come. Hello Hunter invites you and your church to participate in 'Hello Hunter Sunday' on 14 November, or a weekend near that date.
Hello Hunter has put together a resource package that your Church can select from and use on the day.
- Program ideas.
- Graphics you can download for social media, screen media, your website or Church newsletter.
- Stories of who is being helped.
- Printed 'help' cards for you and your congregation.
For more information on how your parish can support Hello Hunter Sunday, visit their website.