SUPPORTING THE SALVOS
For nearly two decades, Manildra Group has provided invaluable support to The Salvation Army – helping the not-for-profit organisation deliver on its core commitment to ensure every Australian is supported to overcome hardship and crisis.
Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army New South Wales, Major David Collinson, sees Manildra Group’s invaluable partnership as crucial, as it allows The Salvation Army to provide support to those in need across rural areas.
“We love long-term partners that have a heart for our country and rural areas, as we – like the Manildra Group – do some of our best work in those communities,” said Major David Collinson.
Manildra Group Director Caroline Honan said that The Salvation Army helped many of Australia’s most disadvantaged people, including those who are hungry, homeless, abandoned or abused.
“We’re so proud that our support helps to provide care to many families and individuals. Be it food vouchers, bill assistance, financial counselling or groceries – every dollar ensures that a life is transformed in a deeply personal way,” said Ms Honan.
For 56 years, The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal has been calling on the generosity of communities to transform lives, and last year Manildra Group’s significant donation helped to safeguard the future of crucial services.
The Salvation Army’s vast network of social services and programs actively seek to address the root causes of homelessness – financial hardship, unemployment or underemployment, addiction, family and domestic violence, disasters and emergencies, and youth disengagement.
Major David Collinson told The Cultivator that the charity existed to bring hope to those who need it most.
“This is carried out in many formats from drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, to homelessness services, domestic violence assistance, and our free financial counselling service ‘Moneycare’.
“Having over 1,000 sites across Australia allows us to have a personal connection with the community and tailor our services to particularly rural challenges.
“As we are a not-for-profit we rely on generous organisations such as Manildra Group to expand our reach. These funds allow us to expand our work and help more Aussies who are doing life tough at these times,” said Major David Collison.