27/08 WE NEED YOUR VOTE
Vote for your 2020 Westfield Local Hero now – Barbara Healy St Vincent De Paul Society (Vinnies)
Westfield Local Heroes are nominated by their communities, and the outcome of the public vote will determine the three successful 2020 nominees for every Westfield centre, with each of their affiliated organisations awarded a $10,000 grant to support their work to thrive.
Every vote counts – voting closes 14 September : Voting is very easy, just a name and email.
Tireless. Selfless. Dedicated
Barbara Healy is 80 years old, and the former Chatswood President of St Vincent de Paul Society is as passionate today as she was in1964 when she joined the charity. Barbara goes out looking for people in need of help and feels sad and angry when she can’t solve their problems. “I always treat people in the same way I would like to be treated. I try not to judge or discriminate,” she says.
Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation. If Barbara is successful, St Vincent De Paul Society will use its grant to provide people with vouchers for food, electricity, water and gas.