On behalf of The Salvation Army, I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the support you have given to us in recent months by running our red shield appeal advertisements in your newspapers.
Our experience shows us that hardship does not discriminate, and we are seeing more Australians from all walks of life turning to us for help.
In a year where we have already seen the devastating effects of drought, flood, cyclone and bushfire, The Salvation Army needs the generous support of the community more than ever.
By helping us to promote our red shield appeal to your readers on the Central Coast, you are helping to give hope to Australians battling tough times.
The funds raised through the appeal allow us to provide shelter to the people with nowhere to sleep, food hampers for people struggling to afford basic meals, and support for people affected by personal and natural disasters.
Over the past 12 months, the salvos have supported more than 38,000 people experiencing homelessness, 14,000 people overcoming addiction, providing over 50,000 financial counselling sessions, given care to 5,000 people experiencing family violence, and assisted more than 150,000 people with emergency relief.
We cannot thank you enough for the difference you are making in helping us to promote our Red Shield Appeal.
It has made a real impact on our ability to work with people in need in our community.
Thank you for giving hope where it’s needed most.
Letter, Aug 30
Neil Venables, The Salvation Army