Help needed more than ever

HELPING HAND: Major Wendy-Sue Swann, Marie Jackson, Natalie Kober and Mary Ann Angel hope residents will support the Red Shield Appeal in Leeton.

HELPING HAND: Major Wendy-Sue Swann, Marie Jackson, Natalie Kober and Mary Ann Angel hope residents will support the Red Shield Appeal in Leeton.

NOW more than ever the Salvos’ Red Shield Appeal needs the help of the Leeton community. 

This year a door knock won’t be held in Leeton, with collection points to take its spot. 

The Leeton Salvation Army will be out and about on May 27 and 28 throughout town and in Narrandera to gather donations from residents. 

Leeton Salvation Army Major Wendy-Sue Swann said now more than ever the community needed to lend a hand. 

“We’ve already had a lot of inquiries and calls about blankets and clothing now that it’s getting cold,” she said. 

“All of the time we’re busy with food assistance. 

“Homelessness in Leeton is also becoming a bigger problem.”

The gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” is also getting bigger in Leeton.

In order for the Salvation Army to meet the growing demand on its services, the community’s support is needed when the appeal is held.

Major Swann said there was another important factor behind the appeal in Leeton. 

“While it’s not a door knock, it’s still a good opportunity for us to get out and about in the community,” she said. 

“We’re still here and we’re still helping a lot of people.”

Residents can donate to the appeal at the corps headquarters in Maple Street. 

The Salvation Army will be out and about collection donations on May 27 and 28 at Leeton’s Woolworths, ALDI, Pine Avenue and the Golden Apple Super Store. 

In Narrandera they can be found at IGA and Coles. 

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