Johnny and Carol Bilouna. Photo: Adam McLean

Johnny and Carol Bilouna. Photo: Adam McLean

Less than a year after arriving in Australia, with their bullet-riddled Aleppo home a fading memory, Johnny and Carol Bilouna pulled on matching orange jumpsuits and prepared to help patch a stranger’s roof somewhere in the peaceful, if storm-damaged, Illawarra.

The couple joined the State Emergency Service (SES) within a month of arriving in Australia, and have since undergone training in land searches, floods and bushfires.

They have helped to fix three storm damaged roofs for people who have what they now do not – a home of their own.

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