Laurieton United Services Club (LUSC) has been recognised for its part in helping to connect and reconnect people in need with the wider community.
The club was named as a finalist for the 2019 Clubs and Community Awards, due to its ongoing support for the Camden Haven Community at 3 program.
The Awards recognise the outstanding social contributions made by clubs in their local area and throughout the state.
Each week LUSC hosts a weekly barbecue for the Camden Haven Community at 3, a group which supports people who are homeless, lonely or in financial difficulty.
The event provides a space where attendees can connect with the group's volunteers and can link with the necessary support that they may require.
Camden Haven Community at 3 can put people in touch with a range of services to help with a variety of issues.
The Orange Sky Laundry van also offers a free laundry service at the weekly event.
LUSC secretary manager Rob Dwyer said the biggest and most significant vision for Community at 3 is to inspire other local communities without support networks to jump on the bandwagon.
"It all starts with a little gumption and a simple barbecue," he said.
Camden Haven Community at 3 chairperson Theo Hazelgrove is appealing to the community to make donations of food tins (with flip tops) and other non perishable items to Kew Corner Store and Peggy Landon - Osteopath.
As the weather turns cooler, the group is also accepting donations of blankets, pillows, gloves and socks.
There is a weekly barbecue from 3pm at the back of Laurieton United Services Club every Wednesday.
Theo said the operation of the service wouldn't be possible without its 24 volunteers who help out each week.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit communityat3.org.au
If you are a member of the community who is in financial difficulty or lonely please call the Camden Haven Community at 3 on 0419 370 076.
For 24 hour support people can call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.