Financial struggles increasing: Vinnies
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