Salvos call for festive cheer

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Narrogin Salvation Army’s Niall and Michelle Gibson.
Camera IconNarrogin Salvation Army’s Niall and Michelle Gibson. Credit: Michael Traill

The Salvation Army is calling on all of Narrogin to help spread hope this Christmas, a hard time of year for families doing it tough.

Narrogin Salvation Army officer Captain Niall Gibson says just a small contribution can make a big difference in helping us to give hope where it’s needed most.

“For just $29 you can provide food on the table and a present under the Christmas tree to help give hope to someone in need this Christmas,” Captain Gibson says.

“During Christmas, the Salvos will serve over 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need across Australia.

“But we can only do this with the support of the Australian public.”

The Salvation Army is inviting the public to gather to celebrate Christmas.

The Christmas Day service will be held at 9.30am, 13 Doney Street, Narrogin, and the Narrogin Corps says everyone is welcome to attend.

“Join us, so we can share the true spirit of Christmas,” Captain Gibson said.

The Salvation Army revealed that 95 per cent of all households who access the Salvos emergency services are living in poverty, with 74 per cent experiencing food insecurity and 67 per cent reporting that food affordability is their greatest daily challenge

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