Red Shield Ap­peal

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

AS we near the end of the 2015 Red Shield Ap­peal, I have once again been hum­bled by the gen­eros­ity of the Aus­tralian peo­ple. The funds the com­mu­nity have given will be used in a way that will gen­er­ate the most help and give hope where it’s most needed.

Many Aus­tralians have seen dif­fi­cult times this year. The Sal­va­tion Army’s 2015 Eco­nomic and So­cial Im­pact Sur­vey, which sur­veyed more than 2400 peo­ple across 262 cen­tres, high­lighted where the need is. It is es­ti­mated 2.5 mil­lion Aus­tralians live be­low the poverty line, in­clud­ing 603,000 chil­dren. The fi­nan­cial help of the com­mu­nity en­ables The Sal­va­tion Army to lend a hand as needed.

While thank­ing you for your on­go­ing sup­port, we would like to re­mind you that you can still make a tax-de­ductible do­na­tion. By mak­ing a gift, you are com­ing along­side peo­ple in their time of need.

JOHN CON­DON, The Sal­va­tion Army

Com­mis­sioner

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