Dee Freitag is our latest Local Legend.
Dee is the CEO and founder of Halo Team Inc, a local not-for-profit charitable organisation in the Peel Region assisting with issues facing our local community including people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk or in need.
Halo Team offers a range of services provided by donations and funds received from the sale of second hand goods at the Community Op Shop, which is operated by volunteers.
Halo Team provides food, clothing, household items, furniture, transitional accommodation and outreach support assisting with welfare services. The Weekend Community Kitchen, supplies free meals, hygiene packs, blankets, warm clothing and toiletries.
Dee opened Halo Team Inc in 2014 and continually puts the needs of the team and community before her own.
This year Dee was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but in true form, she was still thinking of others. Dee is now working on providing Chemo Care Packs, to help patients experiencing cancer.
City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said it is a great privilege to meet such an amazing person.
"Dee’s strength and positivity is inspirational. Even while she is experiencing who own serious health issue, she is still thinking about how to help others.
"Our community is a better place because of people like you.
"If you know of someone you think deserves to be a Local Legend please contact me," Mr Williams said.