A Salvation Army worker, left, wears a mask out of concern about the coronavirus while handing out a lunch box as people form a line along a sidewalk in front of a Salvation Army food pantry, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
A Salvation Army worker, left, wears a mask out of concern about the coronavirus while handing out a lunch box as people form a line along a sidewalk in front of a Salvation Army food pantry, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

Salvos adds extra services to support struggling families

AS PARENTS and families in regional Queensland struggle to make ends meet, the Salvation Army branches in the southwest are doing their bit to offer additional services so no families are left behind.

Queensland spokesman for The Salvation Army, Simon Gregory says they have over 50 Connect Sites across Queensland ready to help and more than 3,400 volunteers.

"COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on our economy and jobs; we are already seeing an increase in people needing food and financial assistance," he said.

"No family or parent should have to choose between feeding their family or paying the bills and rent during these difficult times.

"We have over 50 community groups across Queensland offering food and gift cards to families who are doing it tough."

"With government support not coming into immediate effect, we are anticipating that more and more families in the short-term will need support.

"Our volunteers will also be packing food hampers and delivering goods to the community during this time."

Anyone in need of immediate assistance can visit their local Salvos church or Connect Site for support.

If you would like to help families during these challenging times, you can help raise funds for The Salvation Army by registering to start a fundraiser and become a digital volunteer here.

The donations you collect will help provide food, shelter, and financial support to Queenslanders in need.


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