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Community

Community is the lifeblood of The Salvation Army

Community is the lifeblood of The Salvation Army. Without the generous support of private donors, corporate partners, the Australian public and all levels of government, The Salvation Army would
not be properly equipped to respond to the needs of more than one million Australians each year.

The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory enjoys relationships with many businesses who share
in our vision, passion and work. The following section highlights some members of the corporate community who supported The Salvation Army this year. Relationships and engagement with  organisations, however, go beyond those mentioned here. A list of acknowledgements is included in  the last pages of this report.

The Salvation Army is a not-for-profit organisation and does not have shareholders. Instead, it has
members with whom it regularly communicates. This principle necessitates regular and timely
disclosure of relevant information about the life of The Salvation Army to its stakeholders through  electronic avenues and other means. The annual report and annual financial report are two such
modes of communication and are made available for public viewing online. The Salvation Army’s
territorial homepage
is regularly updated, and the weekly national publication Warcry and fortnightly territorial publication On Fire both seek to expressly inform the organisation’s members of events and updates occurring within The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory.

For the purposes of transparency and accountability, The Salvation Army’s external auditor attends
the meeting of the Territorial Finance Council at which its financial report is presented for signature and approval. In addition, leadership of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory are available to answer board members’ questions about the conduct of the audit and the preparation of the content of the auditor’s report.

Social Community

The Salvation Army’s social media presence is another means to communicate and engage with our
members and the public. Our audience on social media—which includes Facebook and Twitter—is made up of staff and volunteers, Salvation Army church members,  our supporters, the wider Australian community and people seeking assistance from our services.

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