Transport firm helps the needy

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Stacey and Brenton Johannsen from Karratha Maintenance Services delivered care packages in Karratha during the coronavirus crisis.
Camera IconStacey and Brenton Johannsen from Karratha Maintenance Services delivered care packages in Karratha during the coronavirus crisis. Credit: Picture: Caitlyn Watts

A local transport company is helping those disadvantaged by the coronavirus outbreak by delivering free care packages.

Karratha Maintenance Services put together care packages containing toilet paper, bread, milk and fruit for those unable to go shopping because of old age, self-isolation or health concerns.

Karratha Maintenance Services owner Brenton Johannsen said he felt he needed to do something when he and his family saw shopping-centre mayhem on TV.

“We were watching the news and seeing all these people fighting over shopping,” he said.

“It’s one of those things where people just have to take a step back and breathe. People are panicking and it’s just causing a bigger issue.

“We sort of figured if there is a way we can help someone else out and we would rather be doing something rather than nothing. Even if we’re not making any money off it, it’s nice to be out there helping someone else who is in a position where they can’t help themselves right now.”

Mr Johannsen said he had put in place strict health measures including placing the package at the door if the person was self-isolating.

“There is still some good about what is happening right now, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom — it’s more about getting stuff to the people that can’t make it there,” he said.

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