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Icy weather brings calls for help

TUESDAY, 3 JULY, 2018 I For immediate release

With icy cold weather gripping most of the country, The Salvation Army is one of the organisations to which people living on the streets or in need turn for help.

The organisation receives many calls warm clothing and blankets at this time of extreme cold in the country. In addition, its churches provide hot soup and bread to hundreds of people every week throughout the year.

Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary for the Southern Africa region of The Salvation Army says: “This winter is proving particularly cold. I appeal to the public to give generously to support the homeless and needy through the work of The Salvation Army.

“Giving help can be as easy as sending an SMS message to our Helpline, 42290, with the word “Winterhelp” in the SMS. The cost of the SMS is only R30, the majority of which goes towards assisting the needy,” Major Holmes added.

Warm clothes and blankets are also welcome and can be taken to the local Salvation Army church for distribution.

Alternatively, members of the public can make direct contributions into the bank account of The Salvation Army. Details are:
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Braamfontein
Branch code: 251905
Account name: Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Account number: 50540087604
Reference: Please give your name and “Winterhelp” as a reference.

Companies wishing to contribute in kind are asked to contact Major Holmes on 011-718-6745, or on 082-994-4351.


Media Contact: Ruth Coggin
Quo Vadis Communications
Tel: 011-487-0026
Cell: 082-903-5819
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Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
CLICK HERE to e-mail Carin Holmes