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Where there’s a will …

Where there’s a will …

As we all know, that very familiar saying ends off with a wonderful promise … there is a way.   But what if there’s no Will?

Close up of hand signing a Last Will and Testament document

I am, of course, talking about a document that ensures the things you love will be passed on to those you love.

Probably because of all the deaths we are now experiencing from the corona virus, which seems never-ending, and the recent shocking violence in our country, suddenly everyone seems to be talking about making a Will. A colleague, a widow for many years, felt she had nothing to leave her grandsons as everything she has is too ‘girlish’.   A bachelor piped up with the opposite problem – all his heirs are nieces and all his goods are macho!

At least people are realising how important it is to make a Will, without which chaos and misery can occur. Often there’s a lot of stuff no family member wants – excess furniture for instance. To solve this problem, a lot of kind and thoughtful people are adding a clause to this effect “The remainder of my estate to be donated to The Salvation Army.

Of course if you are in a position to donate financially, you can be certain that your bequest will go to a magnificent cause, helping thousands of the most deserving people on Earth, from new-born babes to those reaching their end, of all colours and creeds.

Should you choose to include us in your Will, you can speak to our legacy fundraising officer, Ethresia van Staden, on 011 718 6751. All discussions will be in strict confidence. Or of course you can speak to your lawyer or financial adviser about your last wishes.

If you have already included us in your Will, we thank you sincerely and gratefully. God bless you.

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The Reporter – Spring 2021

The Reporter – Spring 2021

The heartbeat of 80/156 broken hearts, now joined in a joyous reach for a good life, creates a symphony that vibrates through the Carl Sithole Centre in Klipspruit, Soweto. It was named after this Major of The Salvation Army who devoted his life to bettering the lives of young people and so help them rise… Continue Reading

Salvation Army pleads with public to be more vigilant against human trafficking

Salvation Army pleads with public to be more vigilant against human trafficking

TUESDAY, 15 JUNE 2021 I For immediate release The Salvation Army has expressed its deep concern at an apparent spike in instances of human trafficking being brought to its attention over the past three months. Captain Juanita Wright, The Salvation Army’s anti-human trafficking coordinator, says the Church is experiencing ongoing calls for help regarding human trafficking.… Continue Reading

Salvation Army launches winter outreach – Winter cold brings need for blankets and food

Salvation Army launches winter outreach – Winter cold brings need for blankets and food

FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021 I For immediate release As winter spreads its freezing tentacles across Southern Africa, The Salvation Army will this weekend launch its winter blanket and food outreach to the homeless of the city. Sunday 23 May at 16h00 will see officers handing out blankets and a plate of hot food from the basement… Continue Reading

Salvation Army reaches out to fire fighters

Salvation Army reaches out to fire fighters

MONDAY, 19 APRIL 2021 I For immediate release The Salvation Army in Southern Africa is bringing relief to fire fighters in fire-ravaged Cape Town and has assured those impacted by the fires of its prayers. Colonel Mercy Mahlangu, Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries for the Western Cape, is coordinating efforts to assist fire fighters in the… Continue Reading

The Reporter – Autumn 2021

The Reporter – Autumn 2021

When the Cape’s forest fires get out of hand in a blaze, the sight is spectacular. When the blaze in the informal settlement of Masiphumelele, near FishHoek, took hold before Christmas it was terrifying. There can be few experiences worse than seeing your entire life go up in flames. Frightened and helpless, residents watched as… Continue Reading

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