Fi­nan­cial strug­gles in­creas­ing: Vin­nies

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

BEL­MONT-based St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety will host its an­nual Street Ap­peal on Septem­ber 11 and many vol­un­teers will be out and about shak­ing a tin for Vin­nies.

All funds raised help the so­ci­ety to con­tinue to help peo­ple in need in Western Aus­tralia.

St Vin­cent de Paul chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Fitz­patrick said the money raised goes to­wards pro­vid­ing emer­gency re­lief and sup­port to fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als.

“The So­ci­ety re­sponds to wel­fare needs in the com­mu­nity by way of food, cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance,” he said.

“The an­nual street ap­peal is an im­por­tant fund­ing source for the So­ci­ety’s emer­gency re­lief pro­gram and any do­na­tion makes a real dif­fer­ence in the lives of peo­ple do­ing it tough.”

He said that last year, Vin­nies pro­vided emer­gency re­lief to about 40,000 peo­ple in WA.

“With a high cost of liv­ing and in­creases in the cost of util­i­ties, we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a higher num­ber of peo­ple strug­gling fi­nan­cially, so we are hop­ing West Aus­tralians will give what they can,” he said.

Lo­cal vol­un­teers will be col­lect­ing in­side Bel­mont Fo­rum, Bun­nings Bel­mont, Belvidere Street SUPA IGA and Como IGA

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