SALVOS LINE UP TO HELP OTHERS
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