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Thank you for standing with us in Ladysmith

Thank you for standing with us in Ladysmith

Amidst the joy and warmth of the Christmas celebrations for many families, others found themselves grappling with profound grief and unimaginable loss.

Again, KZN was the scene of floods.  And your partnership helped us step in to offer assistance alongside the rescue teams to provide support to those who were affected.

Amongst these was a family who tragically lost six members, and another who waited anxiously for news of five missing members.

Knowing that someone understood and cared about their loss was a comfort during this time of great trauma.  And we continue to pray for this community for strength and healing during their time of mourning.

The wonder of giving

The wonder of giving

It’s said that giving makes us happier people.  We hope that you experience this to be true each time you give to help others through our services. Part of the wonder of giving is that it’s universal whether it’s part of your practice in a faith, stems from your humanitarian concern, or is a personal… Continue Reading

An icon of health and healing

An icon of health and healing

The original of what is now The Booth Memorial Hospital in Cape Town opened its doors on Monday 28 May 1917.  During its time as a maternity unit, 27 000 babies were born there.  Then for a number of years, the hospital was a long-term frail age facility.  And it was finally re-opened as a… Continue Reading

What is a legacy?

What is a legacy?

In everyday terms, a legacy or a bequest is a gift of money or another item of some worth left to a beneficiary in one’s Will. But a real legacy is much more than that. A real legacy is what can also be called an ethical or spiritual legacy.  It’s the way in which you… Continue Reading

The South African Timeline 24 February 1883 – ‘The Army of Three’ arrived in Cape Town on the Warwick Castle, to lay the foundations of work in South Africa.  They were young Majors Francis and Rose Simmonds, and Lieutenant Alice Teager. 4 March 1883 – The first meeting is held in the Drill Hall in… Continue Reading

Words from our founder William Booth, the visionary founder of Salvation Army in 1865, will always be remembered by these inspiring words: ‘While women weep, as they do now,I’ll fightWhile little children go hungry, as they do now,I’ll fightWhile men go to prison, in and out, as they do now,I’ll fightWhile there is a drunkard… Continue Reading

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What is a legacy?

What is a legacy?

In everyday terms, a legacy or a bequest is a gift of money or another item of some worth left to a beneficiary in ...