Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

REIWA mem­bers are sup­port­ing the Sal­va­tion Army Sleep­ing Bag Ap­peal and ask­ing West Aus­tralians to also do­nate to the cause.

Based on 2011 Cen­sus data from the Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics, the es­ti­mated num­ber of peo­ple who were home­less in WA was 9592, with 925 peo­ple sleep­ing rough or in im­pro­vised dwellings.

The Sal­va­tion Army is seek­ing do­na­tions of sleep­ing bags and blan­kets to re­plen­ish their stocks to dis­trib­ute to those in need.

Last year, REIWA mem­bers and their staff do­nated hun­dreds of sleep­ing bags and blan­kets to the ap­peal and REIWA pres­i­dent Hay­den Groves said the con­tri­bu­tion from lo­cal agen­cies had a pos­i­tive im­pact on the com­mu­nity they lived and worked in.

Do­na­tions of freshly laun­dered sleep­ing bags and blan­kets can be made up to July 29 at REIWA Train­ing, level 1, 215 Hay Street, Su­bi­aco.

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