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02 June 2011 I For immediate release
The Salvation Army would like to thank Talk Radio 702, as well as the many individuals and companies who kindly donated blankets and clothes during a blanket drive hosted by the radio station in Cresta and Pretoria last week, using The Salvation Army as a beneficiary.
“The response we received from individuals and organisations is overwhelming and we are very grateful to them and Talk Radio 702 for helping us make a difference,” said Captain Piet Thataetsile Semeno, Public Relations Secretary of The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has been appealing to the public for winter woollies to help the hundreds of people who are in dire need during the cold season.
“The public supported our belief that every person deserves comfortable clothing and a blanket. Now, their donations will make a great difference to the poor and homeless people,” said Semeno.
“Initiatives such as this will go a very long way towards helping us provide warmth to as many people as we can, but the need is great. With the cold fronts coming and many people predicting a cold winter, we need as many blankets, jerseys and scarves as we can get.”
The members of the public can continue to support this winter initiative and contribute R30 just by SMSing either of the keywords; Winter or Blanket to 42290. This will go towards the much needed assistance provided by The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army cares for people in need and those who are affected by poverty hence its plan to collect as many blankets as possible so as to fulfil the ever increasing needs of the poor and homeless people in communities.
“We all have a role to play in bringing hope and freedom in the world by assisting the less fortunate members of our community through prayer and all the practical assistance that we can give,” said Semeno.
“One way of doing so is by giving help to those affected by natural disasters and those who are homeless, by showing generosity and by donating clothes and blankets.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and has a professional record in rehabilitating and accommodating trafficking trade victims and addressing social injustice in a systematic, measured, proactive and Christian manner through its International Social Justice Commission.
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Media Contact: Ulwazi Mgwadleka
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Client Contact: Captain Piet Semeno
Public Relations Secretary
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