Who loves a hot coffee and a tasty warm pie in winter?

Thanks to a generous donation from Sargents Pies, a new coffee van, complete with pie warmer, will give those we connect with in the community around Sydney a chance to volunteer, work and gain barista and hospitality skills.

“It’s a way of doing community that isn’t involved in just serving people," says Salvo Major Bryce Davies,... View more »
Who loves a hot coffee and a tasty warm pie in winter

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Today is Do Something Day, a day focused on the positive things we can do for others.

We are lucky enough to have volunteers from Clubs NSW spending some time at our Croydon My Salvos Stores today. They're helping sort and hang clothes, tidy up the shop, man the drop-off area and price, polish and move items. One of the volunteers shared these words with us - "Proud to volunteer on Do... View more »
Today is Do Something Day a day focused on the positive things we can do for others
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A young person wrote this simple but powerful message to the community at our Asylum Seeker Support Service in Brunswick, Victoria.
A young person wrote this simple but powerful message to the community

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The Salvation Army’s Hamodava Cafe on Melbourne's Bourke St has now opened its doors at night, providing a safe space for rough sleepers.

From 11pm - 7am every night the “Night Time Safe Space” is a secure, indoor location for those experiencing homelessness to spend the night. As well as being a safe space, people are welcome to access free coffee and toasted sandwiches.

Want to make sure... View more »
The Salvation Army’s Hamodava Cafe on Melbourne's Bourke St has now opened

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Overnight and into this morning, our Emergency Services have been assisting first responders in a fire that broke out at a recycling plant in Coolaroo, Victoria.

Since arriving on scene yesterday, our team have provided more than 820 meals to those affected.

Our Emergency Services play a crucial role in supporting people in times of emergency and disaster, providing assistance including... View more »
Overnight and into this morning our Emergency Services have been assisting first

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The Chatswood Salvos in Sydney are encouraging their community to share a little kindness. How will you show kindness to someone today?
The Chatswood Salvos in Sydney are encouraging their community to share a

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We were encouraged to receive this message of hope in the mail from one of our supporters:

"Hope is a small word but also one of the biggest words I know. I hope that you can find HOPE through the Salvos."

What's your message of hope for those doing it tough?
We were encouraged to receive this message of hope in the mail

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Join Shieldy, The Daily Edition's Tom Williams and us for the City Run Series #City2Surf on 13 August and leave an impact on lives. Head to salvos.org.au/city2surf for more info.
Join Shieldy The Daily Edition's Tom Williams and us for the City
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Everyone is welcome at The Waterhole community centre in Alice Springs.

The Waterhole provides a space for community members to have a cup of tea, cook food, paint, sleep in safety, shower, wash clothes or watch movies.

It’s also a place where Terry had an active role helping those seeking assistance. For years, he was homeless and wandered the streets aimlessly.

Then, he came to The... View more »
Everyone is welcome at The Waterhole community centre in Alice Springs
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Our Red Shield Appeal Hostel's community hub is now open in Darwin!

This new space will allow local programs and services to connect with those seeking assistance with housing, legal advice, clothing and emergency relief.

For Centrelink Outreach worker Barb, the centre will play a key role in ensuring that those seeking help have easy access to support programs.

"You always wonder when... View more »
Our Red Shield Appeal Hostel's community hub is now open in Darwin
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On this day in 1865, on the streets of London, General William Booth started The Salvation Army. These words from the Founder continue to inspire us in our work today.

Happy Founder's Day!
On this day in 1865 on the streets of London General William

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"There's so much to the homelessness issue. It's not just about people sleeping rough, it's about people couch surfing, about sleeping in cars or garages at their friend's place. You've got 100,000 people a night [who are homeless], but you're only seeing 150 around the streets of Melbourne. That's what this show shows."

Salvo Dr. Bruce Redman shares how the SBS Australia 3 part documentary... View more »
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“I don’t know that I’d still be alive if I had to live even half the life of these people, and that they are surviving is extraordinary.”

Tonight on SBS Australia, Tim Guest (pictured) and four other privileged Australians experience 10 nights of homelessness to challenge their understanding of this social issue.

For Tim, sleeping rough gave him a first hand insight into the physical,... View more »
“I don’t know that I’d still be alive if I had to

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Today, Movida's Frank Cammora answered the call to take on a Soup Challenge this winter!

Every year, thousands of people in our community are forced to give up meals due to financial stress.

Like Frank, you can help struggling Aussies by signing up for a Soup Challenge and asking friends and family to support you.

Register to Be A Souperhero at: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today Movida's Frank Cammora answered the call to take on a Soup Challenge this winter
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Last month on a chilly Sunday morning, Don visited his nearest Salvation Army in South Australia to learn more about how he could help raise funds for the Red Shield Appeal in his local community.

3 short weeks later, Don returned to the centre with a bucket full of donations! Don has already begun plans for next year’s Appeal.

We're still collecting for the Red Shield Appeal until the end... View more »
Last month on a chilly Sunday morning Don visited his nearest Salvation

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Every Tuesday night for the past year, those wishing to develop their English skills have gathered at Fairfield library in Sydney's west to take part in our conversational English classes. The classes allow people the chance to share life together and build friendships, all while developing their English.

Each week, students focus on a different topic to discuss and use small group... View more »
Every Tuesday night for the past year those wishing to develop their

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This World Refugee Week we're celebrating our new Australians, like Hivroun.

Hivroun arrived in Australia in 2016 after leaving Syria with his parents and two younger sisters. After arriving in Australia, he connected with The Salvation Army’s multicultural support services. During this time, Hivroun had help finding a job and pursuing tertiary education. The Salvation Army has been welcomed... View more »
This World Refugee Week we're celebrating our new Australians like Hivroun

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Our services in Dandenong & Surrey Hills, Victoria, have found a unique way to build community - through indoor soccer!

Here’s a snap of one of our indoor soccer teams, a program which was developed to connect refugees & asylum seekers with others in a safe place and with other people who share a love of sport.

For Salvo Andrew Lee, the friendly soccer matches are more than a game, it’s an... View more »
Our services in Dandenong Surrey Hills Victoria have found a unique way
One of the first confronting challenges for people seeking refuge in a foreign country is a language barrier. Without having a grasp of the local language, important tasks like signing forms, seeking food and housing or finding community are an overwhelming task.

That’s why our Asylum Seeker & Refugee services are critical for these members of our community.

This #WorldRefugeeWeek we'd... View more »
One of the first confronting challenges for people seeking refuge in a
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Our group of trekkers recently returned from the Kokoda Track and we're able to raise more than $166,000 to help change the lives of others. Check out some highlights from the trip below.

Want to join us? A physically and emotionally demanding adventure will not only change your life, but your fundraising efforts will also help change the lives of others. To find out more go to... View more »
Our group of trekkers recently returned from the Kokoda Track and we're
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