AS THE temperatures continues to plummet this winter, spare a thought for those without a proper roof over their heads.
While Leeton shire residents don't see homeless people sleeping on the streets, it is an issue in the town.
Many without a permanent address are choosing to sleep in tents in free camping facilities in the shire to get by.
However, as the weather gets colder, a tent provides very little protection from the icy conditions.
This is where the Salvation Army steps in to assist.
Leeton Salvation Army Major Wendy-Sue Swann said there were ways everyone could help.
"A tent is a home for many people ... it's more than just people camping, they are doing it because they have to," she said.
"It's been very cold lately. If you haven't got the rid clothing, it's not nice.
"They aren't asking for a lot, they just want to be warm. They aren't saying 'get me a home'. They may be on a waiting list, but yes, they just want to be warm."
This is where Leeton shire residents can come in.
Donations of warm blankets and jackets are welcome at the Salvation Army, which Major Swann said are always snapped up quickly by those who need them the most.
The Salvation Army is continuing to run its food hall twice a week where residents can purchase items at a lower rate.
Those who are in the position to help can donate food items for this hall.
Major Swann said the concept continued to help many people and was always busy.
The organisation can also assist with helping pay for electricity and gas bills.
Major Swann said there were residents in Leeton who often had to choose between paying these bills or buying food to put on the table.
"What we're seeing is it's also just not that lower socio-economic group struggling," she said.
"The middle range are also finding it tough at the moment.
"Things are tight for a lot of people."
Residents wanting to help can drop items off at the Salvation Army's headquarters or contact them for more information.
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