THE Wagga community is being urged to remember the hard work of charity organisations as COVID-19 continues to put pressure on funding and resources.
The ongoing pandemic has seen many individuals, businesses and other organisations struggle to maintain a steady cash flow, but one Wagga businessman has dug deep in a time of need.
FSD Electrics Director Christopher Waldron donated $500 to Wagga PCYC on Monday, and said he hoped the gesture would prompt others to help where they can.
"Currently, with coronavirus going on, donations likely aren't going as well as they normally would for our charities," he said.
"People can't run any physical fundraising events anymore, or other things like that, so it's tough, but I want to motivate other businesses who are still doing well despite the pandemic to help out where they can too."
Mr Waldron said people mustn't let valuable community resources fall behind.
"It's important we don't forget about charities and not-for-profit organisations and all the good work they do for our community, especially now," he said.
Wagga PCYC manager Brett Somerville said the donation was somewhat of a saving grace.
"Obviously, we are in a tough time and a lot of our normal fundraisers aren't going to run, so we are going to be relying on some of those organisations who are in the uptick of business," he said.
"Anything anyone can give goes a long way."
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With some funding provided to the club, Mr Somerville said the situation could be worse.
"We've had a little bit of luck with some grant funding coming through last year, and honestly, if that didn't happen, we'd most definitely be in a dire situation," he said.
"Community support goes a long way to helping kids, and particularly at this point in time, they really are needing that extra help too."