VERTO has thrown its support behind a National Seniors Australia initiative to assist older Victorians impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The not-for-profit organisation has donated 200 care packages - consisting of disposable face masks, hand sanitisers and alcohol wipes - which will be distributed among older Victorians currently in lockdown in virus hotspots.
VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said the organisation prides itself on positively impacting the lives of individuals and communities.
"This donation is just one small way we can continue to support some of Victoria's most vulnerable and at risk people," he said.
"Last year VERTO partnered with National Seniors Australia to promote the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program in Victoria, ACT and NSW, and when we heard about this fantastic initiative we jumped at the opportunity to be involved because every little bit can help at a time like this."
National Seniors Australia general manager Chris Grice said VERTO's donation goes a long way to helping vulnerable older Victorians.
"We are grateful for the support we've received from partners like VERTO, as well as the positive response of the broader community," he said.
"These packages are a great way of showing vulnerable Australians in COVID-19 hotspots that we're with them and we want to help, he concluded."
VERTO has 40 locations across Australia, with one in Bathurst.