For many years the people of Logan, mainly Beenleigh and Eagleby, have been blessed to have an organisation working at giving back and helping those who need it most.

Week after week businesses, elected officials and general people give their time, money or goods to Nightlight to help make sure they can continue to do what they do for the community.

Michaela Porter and Cr Karen Murphy

If doesn’t matter the size of the donation or the amount of hours given as it all helps keep the organisation going to make sure people who need food, furniture and other help can get it without judgement or having to justify their situation to a government department.

Nightlight has been the backbone of support for the community and if it was not for their efforts there would be many more people struggling each day. The efforts of Johnny and Michaela and the work of the people who help make this organisation operate each day means the people of Logan will always have a friend when time is tough.

Bert van Manen MP and Johnny Porter

However in November it was Nightlights time to give back and thank all of the people who have been there for them in 2020 and before. While this is not something expected by volunteers, it sure is welcomed.

John and Michaela Porter hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at Club Beenleigh and invited their long list of volunteers and contributors to say thank you for everything they had done.

The night included a special performance from the men in The Resistance, a group of men that meet each week to talk about men’s issues, and a touching singing performance from Esther Degen.

The night concluded with certificates of thanks being handed out to those who have helped in 2020 and to long term volunteers with some having been there from the start.

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