Eastern Emergency Relief Network Inc (EERN) was initiated in 1995 by Keith Rooney and started operations out of his home garage in North Blackburn. His links with service clubs and experience as a former Mayor of Nunawading led to EERN becoming a community-based organisation providing family support within the City of Whitehorse.

EERN addresses a need for a central collection point to recycle second-hand furniture and other household goods for re-distribution as emergency aid to families or individuals requiring these items.

We assist those who are identified by our partner community organisations as having urgent needs.

These needs are created by many factors such as long-term illness, unemployment, homelessness, loss of home and belongings through fire or domestic violence.

Members’ clients who have limited resources and are struggling to buy essentials such as furniture, other household goods and, even basic food packs and personal hygiene products can access these necessities at the EERN warehouse.

Recipients can only access the warehouse through an EERN partner Member Agency.