Mr Tony Clark, founder, chairman and volunteer of national charity Swags for Homeless, says that following the success of giving one free bed to each of the 845 official street sleeping homeless in Melbourne, it now aims to inspire other cities around Australia and the world on how the Australian designed all weather protection outdoor crisis bedding for the homeless can be used to tackle the desperate crisis of homelessness.
Mr Clark says that in Melbourne, there are over 35 homeless charities that are handing out the quality crisis beds to the homeless.
He says the homeless treat the crisis beds like gold - realising that the beds are more economical than traditional non-waterproof blankets or sleeping bags that quickly go mouldy and are discarded sometimes within days.
They see the bed being used by fellow homeless, they go to their local crisis charity, they say please help, the charity calls Swags for Homeless, it sends free beds to the charity, the charity helps the homeless - a great team effort.
To learn more, visit http://www.swags.org.au/