Thursday, February 16, 2006

Woman's remains found in unit - BN NSW - Breaking News 24/7 -

Another one! When I was a bankie [yes, a witch one, I still have my broom in the cupboard] I was at a branch which worked with the Red Cross to have Volunteer staff make telephone calls to local elderly residents each morning to make sure they were ok. They rotated the calls around monthly so you didn't get too attached in case something happened. If you didn't get an answer, you rang the RC and they contacted the police. It didn't cost the person any money and obviously it cost the branch the cost of the local calls each day and the few minutes of each staff members time, but it did help stop this type of thing. Something so simple and easy to do and cost effective.

Maybe the Red Cross could actively market the service again to Corporate Oz. What about the pollies sitting in their electoral offices in each electorate? You know, give back to the community in a small way that isn't expensive or hard AND meaningful.

Just after I read this story and was feeling a bit depressed, I read a great entry by Bill that made me feel there is hope for us humans. Even though he could have gotten into trouble at work, he stopped to help someone out. Bouquets to Bill for being a top blog bloke!

2 Even Wiser people reply:

pinkme said...

How sad! Didn't the poor lady have any family? I would worry if I hadn't spoken to my mom for a couple of months.

antikva said...

Yes, very sad. it's the 2nd one in a couple of days they've discovered. At least the Posties checked, they haven't said anything about family, so I'm not sure if she had any.

I can't imagine noone missing anyone for that long. I ring my Gt Aunt every 2nd day to make sure she's ok.