Salvation Army captain Cathryn Williamson.
Salvation Army captain Cathryn Williamson.

Homeless local gets helping hand

A HOMELESS Warwick man got a helping hand to make it to his father’s funeral in one of the most recent examples of the Salvation Army reaching out to those in need.

Captain Cathryn Williamson said the stories she heard were invariably heart-wrenching, but being able to help made them easier to listen to.

“We do hear from people when their lives get tough,” she said.

“But that is our role; we help when we can at those extraordinarily difficult times.”

Captain Williamson said a few Sundays ago it was an older homeless man who called on assistance from the Salvos.

“This fellow had been living in his car, he had very little money, then he heard his dad had died,” she said.

“He was obviously pretty upset and he came to us, because he just didn’t have the funds to make it to the funeral.”

Helping those in need has become the organisation’s mantra.

Now they are looking for a helping hand from the Warwick community for the annual Red Shield appeal on May 29 and 30.

“We urgently need people to doorknock for us; if families could just do their block or street it would make all the difference in the world,” Capt. Williamson said.

Help needed...

If you can help with the annual Red Shield Doorknock Appeal in Warwick on May 29 and 30 please contact 0419 541 092.



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