Letter to Editor

To the Editor,

Grenfell Salvation Army officers are now accepting donations of toys and non-perishable items for Christmas hampers. Call into the Main Street stall for more information.

Grenfell Salvation Army officers are now accepting donations of toys and non-perishable items for Christmas hampers. Call into the Main Street stall for more information.

When we are caught up buying presents and over indulging in food, Christmas can be a time when we often forget what really matters. But bad experiences and misfortunes can culminate at Christmas time, which means for vulnerable Australians, Christmas can be the hardest time of the year. For the Salvos it’s our busiest period, with more than 300,000 families and individuals seeking assistance. We give out more than 500,000 gifts and toys, and serve over 10,000 meals to those who don’t have the means to celebrate Christmas. We can only meet this need because year after year Australians come together and stand by those doing it tough. By donating $29 to The Salvos’ Christmas Appeal, you can help put a present under the tree and food on the table, bringing hope where it’s needed most.

Neil Venables

The Salvation Army