Our impact in Brisbane

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Brisbane is always a hub of activity, as it’s the location of Orange Sky’s headquarters and workshop, where all our vans are constructed.

There are currently three vans based in Brisbane. Marcia, our laundry van, was named after Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which devastated communities in Central Queensland in February 2015. Orange Sky was able to provide free mobile laundry services to people in need during this time, which prompted the Queensland Government to work with Orange Sky to put another van on the road. Marcia has since helped residents in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, which hit the coast of North Queensland in March 2017.

Brisbane is also the proud owner of our shower van, Laurie, whose name came from a unique experience shared by the Minister of Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni. Mr de Brenni had a conversation with a man sleeping rough, named Lawrence, who mentioned that all he need in that moment was not a place to sleep, or food, but rather just a clean pair of underwear. This helped catalyse the Queensland Government’s support for Orange Sky’s Australia, which provides laundry services in Queensland, and enabled us to introduce a shower van to help restore dignity to friends like Lawrence. The van is proudly named Laurie, to remind us of the important work we do.

Marcia and Laurie, working alongside our original Brisbane laundry van, ‘Cathy’, hit the streets of Brisbane 7 days a week to service the needs of the community and help positively connect people who are experiencing homelessness.

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