Not-for-profit training organisation, VERTO, has thrown its support behind an important National Seniors Australia initiative to assist older Victorians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

VERTO will donate 200 care packages, consisting of disposable face masks, hand sanitisers and alcohol wipes, to be distributed among older Victorians currently in lockdown in COVID-19 hotspots.

“VERTO prides itself on positively impacting the lives of the individuals and communities that we serve, and this donation is just one small way we can continue to support some of Victoria’s most vulnerable and at-risk people,” VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.

“Last year VERTO partnered with National Seniors Australia to promote the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program in Victoria, ACT and NSW, and when we heard about this fantastic initiative we jumped at the opportunity to be involved because every little bit can help at a time like this.”

National Seniors General Manager, Chris Grice, added, “VERTO’s generous donation goes a long way to help support our campaign to provide at least 1,000 vulnerable older Victorians with the items they need to protect themselves from COVID-19 during the current lockdown.

“We are grateful for the support we’ve received from partners like VERTO, as well as the positive response of the broader community.

“These packages are a great way of showing vulnerable Australians in COVID-19 hotspots that we’re with them and we want to help," he concluded.

VERTO encourages you or your organisation to make a donation by visiting www.nationalseniors.com.au/wecaremelbourne to learn more.