The Salvation Army's partnership with the ANZ Bank in Victor Harbor has launched the Winter Appeal

SALVOS: Liam, Brock, Sharon, Mel, Shane and Salvation Army captain Nathan Hodges in the ANZ Bank.
SALVOS: Liam, Brock, Sharon, Mel, Shane and Salvation Army captain Nathan Hodges in the ANZ Bank.

The Salvation Army Winter Appeal is up and running and it is all due to the long standing partnership between the local Salvos and the Victor Harbor branch of the ANZ Bank.

Salvation Army captain Nathan Hodges said the Winter Appeal supported those in the community who do it tough.

"Homelessness is a big issue. It is hidden and it is here," Captain Hodges said.

"The Winter Appeal is a brilliant way to support the community. There are a lot of people in need and it is outside any grant funding we receive to support our welfare program. We can reach out more into the community and provide awareness of issues such as this in our community."

The ANZ has supported the Winter Appeal for more than 10 years and have a bin in their branch where customers or anybody in the community can come in and drop off items to keep people doing it tough in the community warm.

"Blankets are popular and very much needed for people who are homeless. It is chilly and there are people facing the elements every night," ANZ spokesperson Mel Beckett said.

"Blankets and doonas can keep people warm. You do not have to be one of our customers to come in and support the Winter Appeal."

The ANZ Bank is located in Coral Street, Victor Harbor.

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