Help Salvos spread cheer
The Salvation Army is encouraging locals to make a difference to someone’s Christmas this year.
Christmas is one of the hardest times of the year for Australians doing it tough, but Salvation Army Albany officer Major Paul Beardsley said just a small contribution could make a big difference in helping to give hope where it was needed most. He said it was important that everyone had a gift to open or a meal to eat this Christmas.
“For just $29, you can provide food on the table and a present under the Christmas tree to help give hope to someone in need this Christmas,” he said.
“At Christmas, the Salvos will serve over 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys, and support more than 70,000 families in need. But we can only do this with the support of the Australian public.”
The Salvation Army will this year be running its annual Christmas Cheer operation, to provide toys and food for those in need, as well as a special Christmas Day service.
On Christmas Day,the public is invited to celebrate from 9am.
“Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together,” he said.
The Salvation Army has collection boxes at all supermarkets and at the Kmart Wishing Tree or call 9841 6784. For assistance with food and gifts, call 9841 1068.
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