Salvos launch ham­per drive

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Kar­ratha’s Sal­va­tion Army branch is ask­ing res­i­dents to open up in the lead-up to Christ­mas to help en­sure no one in town is left be­hind this fes­tive sea­son.

The Salvos have launched a ham­per of hope cam­paign; a food drive where in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions can fill a ham­per with food and gifts to dis­trib­ute to those most in need in the com­mu­nity.

Kar­ratha Salvos cap­tain Niall Gib­son said the lo­cal schools had al­ready taken up the Christ­mas spirit, and would now like to see other busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions jump on board.

“There are those peo­ple out there who will have next to noth­ing at Christ­mas time,” he said.

“You can say it means the world to them, some would leave with tears in their eyes.

“It’s just a way of giv­ing them a bet­ter Christ­mas than what they could have and show­ing they are a val­ued mem­ber of the com­mu­nity.”

Mr Gib­son praised the schools for their gen­eros­ity.

The giv­ing spirit is, as usual, ev­i­dent in more ways than one with the Kmart wish­ing tree, shop­ping cen­tre food cages and Christ­mas lunch on De­cem­ber 9 all go­ing ahead.

Those want­ing to chip in can con­tact 9185 2148 or visit the Kar­ratha Sal­va­tion Army web­site.

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