Keep it up OrangeSky – working for our homeless

Every day on my way home I drive past the Methodist Central Church on Pitt street. Recently, once a week there has been an orange van parked in the car park with a group of people standing around talking.

As I drive past sometimes the back door will open, and a person will step out looking as though they have just had a shower. In the front of the van a mobile laundry is operating, and a group of chairs is set out for people to wait for their turn or just stay and have a chat.

None of us like homelessness, most of us feel very uncomfortable even thinking about it but having an office in central Auckland since 2017 means we like many of you we are confronted with it often.

Homeless people are real people doing it tough for a wide range of reasons. We are pleased to support, and we applaud OrangeSky for getting in and making a difference.