Community generosity replaces vandalised sign
BARELY a week after an image of Autism Spectrum Australia's vandalised sign - and manager Jodi Rodger's creative response to it - went viral on Facebook, the sign has been replaced thanks to the generosity of the Northern Rivers' community.
Ms Rodgers passed on a photo of the new sign to The Northern Star this morning. The sign was supplied by Casino business Signarama and the image supplied by Ms Rodgers includes the staff of Autism Spectrum Australia and Signarama's Jason Goulding.
Signarama was not the only company to step up with offers of help. Sydney company Studioline Signs is making a new banner for the organisation. Nickel Energy and a couple of individuals also offered to open their wallets to help.
The image of the vandalised sign, along with a message from Ms Rodgers to "Shaz" - the tagger who trashed it - received a massive response through The Northern Star's Facebook page.
Across two posts, the image was shared 793 times, received nearly 2700 likes, nearly 120 comments, and was seen by nearly 140,000 people.