ONE piece of good news to come out of last week’s storm was the generosity of Amaroo retreat and spa, which let people in when everything went out.
The Mount Helena get away’s back-up generators, designed to keep the business running during such weather events, provided families in need with a much-needed reprieve during the long-lasting power outage.
In addition to this, Amaroo also offered free drinks to all emergency services, SES, Western Power workers, and volunteers who were working on getting things back online.
Amaroo Retreat and Spa owner and director Kirstin Westerman said if you were in a position where you could support or provide services, they should be made available to the community.
“It’s just a natural instinct to provide goods and services to those who don’t have them,” she said.
More than 20 families took Mrs Westerman up on the offer, relaxing in the retreat’s pool and entertaining their children with the free Wi-Fi.