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Everyone needs community and a safe and accepting place to belong. If you need help finding and connecting to your local community, we can assist.

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Making simple changes in a complex world
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8 June 2021

Playing our part in protecting the world and its inhabitants Words Sandra Pawar Climate change is increasingly becoming a threat to the global community, especially to the most vulnerable among us. It...

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The Salvaging Army
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7 June 2021

Exploring the connections between recycling, the Salvos and taking care of the world we all share Words Matt Seaman For much of human history, recycling has been more through necessity rather than aim...

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Canberra's $4m man hangs up collection box
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2 June 2021

Alan Jessop is reluctantly hanging up his collection box for the Salvos. Words Jessica Morris Thirty-two years ago, Alan moved from Maitland (NSW) to Canberra. “I went to Canberra City Temple (...

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Creating a safe place for reconciliation and healing
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2 June 2021

Uncle Vince, left, with Nova Peris, centre, Diane Hobbs, centre left, Peter Hobbs, centre right, and staff and students from the local school. Words staff writers At Bellarine Peninsula Salvos, set up...

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'Sisters in life and service to others
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31 May 2021

Robyn (above) enjoys helping others and making people laugh. Rockhampton Salvos Robyn and Sandra love to serve together. Despite their cultural differences, they see themselves as 'sisters' in service...

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Reconciliation takes action
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30 May 2021

Ways all Australians can play an active role in the process Words Shirli Congoo UNDERSTAND The theme for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) this year is ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes ...

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Glenn on a mission to make people smile
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20 May 2021

Volunteering has given Glenn a new outlook on life. As Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week (17-23 May), the Salvos also thank and honour their volunteers, who regularly give their time, energ...

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A place of safety
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26 March 2021

Mr Xaing (right) with Bryce Davies – at home with a culture of friendship and trust Words Bryce Davies Major Bryce Davies is a Salvation Army officer (pastor) who has worked for many years with...

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Justice is love in public
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1 March 2021

It’s time to treat all people with the respect and dignity they deserve Words Amanda Hart 2020 was a year that seemed to turn everything upside down. We had to find new ways to carry out our wo...

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God in the neighbourhood
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22 February 2021

Sharing life authentically in a caring community Words Bryce Davies My wife – the lovely Sue – and I, live in a block of four ground-floor villas with a shared driveway and shared carpor...

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