COOKTOWN’S much-loved op shop will move into the digital age with funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal for a computer and training.
Cooktown St Vincent de Paul store manager Bev Stone said the funding, which gives the volunteers a computer and in-house training, would be a huge help.
“We are very grateful for this funding as it will allow our teams in Far North Queensland to provide online support efficiently,” Ms Stone said.
“The computer will be made available for our volunteer members to better support residents in need.
“It will make it easier to talk with and provide virtual assistance via vouchers for residents in remote areas, especially during disaster events where travel is limited.
“It will also be a great support in keeping digital records of the support provided by our teams.”