VICTOR HARBOR – The business community has rallied to support the Salvation Army, and in turn help local families in need.
A recent Families In Need lunch and auction raised $3500 for the Salvos. The event was organised by South Coast Realty auctioneer Rob Heaslip and hosted by the Grosvenor Hotel’s Andrew Hill.
Guest Speakers included Victor Harbor R-7 School counsellor Maureen Moores, liberal candidate for Finniss David Basham and Member for Finniss Michael Pengilly.
A raffle and auction were held to raised money for the cause.
Salvation Army major Howard Trendell was grateful for the support, which will help local families in need.
”The Salvation Army would really like to thank Rob Heaslip and Andrew Hill for organising the event,” Mr Trendell said.
“The business community here in Victor Harbor has been fantastic to us.
“The $3500 raised goes a long way to funding our support programs and helping people who need it most in the Victor Harbor community.
“Our community outreach program would see an average of six to eight families every Friday.”
The Victor Harbor branch of the Salvation Army covers an area from Sellicks Beach to Milang.
Each Friday the Salvos run a community support program from 9am to 1pm, where people in need can get access to food, vouchers, and other items.
The Salvos’ weekly support program is currently stretched, with many south coast people in need of food and assistance.