Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Sam Rose
Post Office Shop Visits The Salvation Army in Wakefield
The Post Office Shop team visited The Salvation Army in Wakefield last week to learn more on their efforts to help those in need the most this Christmas.
During the seasonal period, it’s important to consider and have those who are most in need at this time of year in our thoughts. In order to understand the work that The Salvation Army puts into helping those in need all year round, the team at Post Office Shop made a visit to one of their premises in Wakefield. Whilst there, the team also made a donation of hand warmers, boxes of Bayliss and Harding shower gels and a large box of Fairy washing power to help those who currently use their charitable services.
Providing Salvation During Difficult Times
When arriving at the building, the team were greeted by Sandra Chamberlain, the Church Leader at their Church located on Vicarage Street in Wakefield. Sandra commented that the Salvation Army are always ensuring to help families, couple and individuals who have fallen on more difficult times. She mentions that those who come to the Salvation Army are sometimes referred to by the council, but some individuals also turn up at the Church after referring themselves.
During Christmas time, Sandra explained that the Church creates hampers which are donated to those in need and to those who are currently homeless. In 2017, she mentions that they were able to donate over 100 hampers containing items such as household goods and enough food to be able to create and cook a full Christmas dinner for themselves. As the organization is a charitable one, the Salvation Army much like other charities, relies solely on donations, with their centres being run by volunteers from the community, something which Sandra stressed the organization was short of currently.
Donating to the Salvation Army
For anyone wishing to help fund the tireless efforts of the organization, the Salvation Army are currently eager for donations in the form of consumable items which contain long use by dates and are also happy to accept household items and general use goods. Donating items like these is just one of the ways you can help the service keep running, as their website also includes some other ways to contribute to their efforts such as fundraising and volunteering along with their Christmas Present Appeal.
To find your nearest centre, please visit their website at http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk, which also contains a page to donate online if you wish to make a monetary contribution instead.