Salvos appealing for us to ‘dig deep’

IT’S time to dig deep for the battlers this Christmas and support The Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal so nobody struggles alone.
The rising cost of living, interest rate and rental price hikes has meant that more people have been turning to The Salvation Army for support, making this year’s Christmas Appeal vitally important.

The Salvation Army’s Area Officer for Canterbury Bankstown, Steve Haworth, said that last Christmas, Bankstown Salvos had record calls for assistance.
“So many people are in dire straits,” he said.
“Over rising energy and food costs as well as booming interest rates and rents.
“A client told me his mortgage repayments had increased by $24,000 a year.
“How can people afford that, it’s just beyond them?
“For a $5 donation, or the price of a cup of coffee, you can make a difference to someone who is worse off.”
There are many ways that you can help, including volunteering, donating products such as gifts and food or donating.
Last Christmas, thanks to the generosity of the public, The Salvation Army nationally distributed tens of thousands of food hampers, over 250,000 gifts and toys to families who would otherwise have gone without, provided over 132,000 meals and provided more than 66,000 beds to those in need of accommodation during the festive season.
To donate or if you need support from The Salvos, visit or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).
Donations can also be made at any Salvos Store, including Bankstown Salvos on Chapel Road, or call 8757 8008.