A friend sent up Gather My Crew for my family when I experienced health complications.
There were many extended hospital stays over a period of months. This meant my husband needed support in caring for our young family.
We have no immediate family living nearby so there was no-one to just turn up at our house and ‘pick up the slack’.
My friend really encouraged me to be proactive and actually ask for the help that we needed. She was an amazing support for us.
The extra help we received from our local network of friends and neighbours was invaluable.
We were so thankful for the different areas that help was provided – from transporting children to and from school, to meal support and even visiting rosters!
It was helpful to have a central location to direct people to who offered help, and to have all the information in the one location.
Accepting help is not always easy, so having the app was an easier option and less confronting. People who helped were also able to determine their own capacity, which was less burdensome.
Thanks for providing such a service – I know it won’t be the last time we use it.
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