I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the amazing support and generosity The Salvation Army has received from the Australian community again this year.
We at the Salvos want you to know that your acts of kindness have made a huge difference to the thousands of people we help every day.
Reflecting on the many heartfelt stories I have heard, I am reminded of countless families whose lives have been transformed by your immense support and we thank you.
Your compassion has brought much-needed hope and joy to individuals and families, especially at Christmas time.
One family shared - “The Salvos’ help and kindness have meant that we’ve been able to put presents under the tree and see the joy on our kids’ faces on Christmas morning.”
Another said - “The Salvation Army gave my children and I a sense of Christmas and that there are still people who care.”
In a moment of vulnerability, another person confided - “The Salvos allowed me to feel like I was worthy. In my darkest hour, they provided a hand up, which gave me the strength to keep going.”
So, thank you.
Your contributions, whether big or small, have made an incredible difference in the lives of so many and allowed us to do what we do best - helping others and ensuring nobody struggles alone.
Your donation and time spent volunteering has helped to provide tens of thousands of food hampers, more than 132,000 meals and over 250,000 gifts and toys to families this Christmas.
We simply couldn’t do what we do without you.
If you need support or for more information about The Salvation Army, visit salvationarmy.org.au or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).
Colonel Rodney Walters
The Salvation Army
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