The Living Stone Foundation, one of the driving forces behind helping people in need, has received a pre-Christmas boost following the December 9 fire at its Victoria Park headquarters.
The fire gutted the front office of the complex, which is now a hive of activity as 100 volunteers sort and distribute donated food and toys.
Today, Community Development Minister Eric Ripper visited the complex and presented foundation chairman Graham Mabury with food and toys donated by public servants, as well as a Lotteries Commission commitment to meet the costs of getting the office back into order.
The final cost, after insurance payments have been received, has been estimated at between $20,000 and $30,000.
He also presented $10,000 as this year's donation from the State Government through the Department for Community Development.
"The public has been tremendous in its support for Mr Mabury and his Nightline Christmas Appeal Volunteers," Mr Ripper said.
"As well, hundreds of Government workers have taken the time to make a donation of food or a present.
"Their efforts certainly are appreciated and they will brighten up the Christmas period for many of their fellow Western Australians."
He congratulated the Lotteries Commission for responding to the Foundation's plight.
"The Lotteries Commission's support for the Living Stone Foundation is another example of how its activities help thousands of Western Australians each year," Mr Ripper said.
The Lotteries grant will help pay for items not covered by insurance that were lost in the fire, reprogramming computers and the cost of alternative accommodation until the office is repaired.