Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

THE Sal­va­tion Army’s Cap­tain Naava Brooks had the at­ten­tion of Perth’s busi­ness com­mu­nity at the Red Shield Ap­peal launch last week. She showed her cap­tive au­di­ence what it was like for the peo­ple who came to the Sal­va­tion Army for help. Each per­son wrote down the five things they en­joyed do­ing the most. Then, one by one, she asked them to put a line through each trea­sured thing. This is what life is like for peo­ple when they first come to the or­gan­i­sa­tion for help. Cap­tain Naava and her col­league Ma­jor Neil Ven­ables also told suc­cess sto­ries that have come out of Sal­va­tion Army pro­grams and you could see chests puff with pride. Ma­jor Ven­ables ran into a cou­ple of youths in a North­bridge carpark re­cently. They were un­der the in­flu­ence. He sim­ply asked them how they were do­ing. They thanked him for car­ing. Think of these Salvos when vol­un­teers knock on your door or shake a tin at your lo­cal shop­ping cen­tre this month.

Denise S. Cahill - CNG ed­i­tor

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