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1 May 2020
While the country adjusts to isolation, shortages of basic necessities, shutdowns, job losses and a struggling economy, The Salvation Army is needed now more than ever. Social and economic difficulties are being made worse in this crisis. It is so important tomake sure that the harmful impacts of what is happening do not leave those experiencing hardship or injustice even more isolated.
The Salvation Army will continue to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support to all Australians, without discrimination, over the coming weeks and months. We will do this by reinventing and re-imagining the way we deliver our vital services in these uncertain times.
The constraints put in place to contain COVID-19 may have changed some of the methods of delivering services but not the mission. Across the country Salvation Army workers continue to reach out to the community and support the most vulnerable.
Major Brian Saunders, and his team at Nelson Road, Box Hill Salvation Army have been delivering essential supplies to vulnerable older people in the community. At this time, we have really minimised our community connections but we have a list of people who are really struggling. We are shopping for them as well as dropping off food and essential items to them and keeping in touch from a distance.