Georges Hall parish rallies around mum and her children after fire devastates their home

The O’Mara’s rental apartment was devastated by flames. Source: gofundme

Speaking to The Catholic Weekly earlier today, Fr Joseph said that the parish and the parish school, St Mary’s Catholic Primary, had acted as one community in helping to support the family.

A fundraising video night has been organised for 6.30pm this Friday after a quick round of phone calls between parish councillors.

Parents from the school have donated prizes for a raffle, and the school is assisting in other ways.

Fr Joseph, who has been parish priest of Georges Hall for the past 12 years, said that the principal of St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Maureen Jones, was spearheading the assistance.

“We have a very beautiful community here,” Fr Joseph said.

“We support (one another) in moments of problems.”

Ms O’Mara is understood to be a dedicated volunteer for the Thai community, helping out at numerous charity functions.

At the time of publishing, donations to a gofundmepage had already been received from 49 individuals and organisations, including BTCL Thai School, Sydney, and the Bhuddaransee Temple in Stanmore.

The gofundme page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/help-the-omara-family