Salvos spread some Christmas cheer

Kristy Fell from Gosford Salvos with members of the Gosford Fire Brigade

The Salvation Army has launched its annual Christmas Appeal and is calling for donations to let those who are doing it tough know that they are not alone.

Following a difficult year, especially for those already experiencing hardship, the Salvos want to spread the message that they are there to help with food, toys, financial help or someone to talk to this festive season.

While a lot of annual Christmas events can’t go ahead, the Salvos are keen to let people know that their normal welfare services are still operating as well as Christmas church services.

Gosford Salvation Army Office has been busy getting ready to spread some Christmas cheer.

“Many in our community have already started to put their names down for help and we expect many more calls in the coming weeks,” Captain Carol Smith said.

“If anyone wants to help us, what we really need is toys or gifts for children.

“This year has been frightening enough and we don’t want the children to miss out.”

Meanwhile, Fire and Rescue NSW continues to support the Salvation Army with its annual toy appeal.

New toys can be donated to any of the 15 fire stations across the Coast.

“In 2019, the campaign assisted the Salvation Army to provide support for over 420 families, gifting over 1700 presents, as well as the provision of food hampers and vouchers,” Fire and Rescue NSW Inspector Mark Delves said.

“This year the campaign will run from December 1 through to December 18, and we are hoping that this year will be even better.”

Media releases, Nov 23, 24
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