Salvation Army’s big collection to help those in need

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During September, local Salvation Army members, friends and volunteers will be out collecting in Horsham to raise vital funds for The Big Collection, which supports The Salvation Army’s wide and diverse programme of life-changing social and community work.

Collectors will be going door to door and 100% of all donations made to the Collection will help people in need.

This year the Big Collection will help thousands of people every day, and illustrates the life-changing impact that unconditional Christian love, practical support and professional help can have on people who come into contact with The Salvation Army though any of our 800 social and community centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

This has been a particularly hard year for many people who have had to cope with job losses, poverty and loneliness.

This is why the role of The Salvation Army is more important than ever. With cuts to public funding we receive, public donations to our Big Collection are vital to ensure we can continue our work in mending broken lives from services such as our Lifehouse support and accommodation centres for people and families who are homeless, and our care homes and day centres for older people.

Please watch out for official Big Collection collectors who all carry a permit, which can be produced on request, and who will only be asking for cash donations using Salvation Army donation envelopes. Donations can also be made to The Annual Appeal by visiting www.salvationarmy.org.uk/bigcollection

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to support the Big Collection by delivering or collecting envelopes, we’d love to hear from you on Horsham 254624 or by visiting our Church & Community Centre in Booth Way / Depot Road.

Thank you in anticipation of your generous response. God bless you.

Submitted by Iain Stewart (Major), Corps Officer