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Thankful for care through the dark days

Living through years of severe drought, Sarah says her family has experienced dark days, but her family is moved beyond belief by the kindness of strangers.

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Christmas hope through dark struggle

Last Christmas Ellie and her family were homeless and living in a tent. But this year, with support from the Salvos, they will celebrate Chr...

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The General's Christmas Message 2020 - A People of Peace

THE year 2020 has been unique, interesting and challenging. We have lived through a global pandemic, the ramifications of which continue to...

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First happy Christmas at 31

Lynda had her first happy Christmas at 31, because she and her daughter had their first ever secure home through the Tasmanian Salvation Arm...

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Running away to hope

While Christmas in a women's crisis service could be depressing, Shirley says celebrating Christmas with The Salvation Army was full of joy.

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Caring for first responders at Christmas

After a career working at the frontline of disaster it would be understandable if Gary Raymond had a bleak view of life. However, he is full...

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The circle of loving care

Kristy knows how important The Salvation Army’s support can be to turn around a life, because she experienced it firsthand at Christm...

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A message of good news and great joy this Christmas from The Salvation Army leaders

For some of us, Christmas is marked by certain traditions. Maybe it is travelling to a favourite holiday destination or games of backyard c...

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"Going the extra mile" to give hope where it's needed most

As a country Salvo, James is used to driving hundreds of kilometres most weeks, especially in the lead-up to Christmas, so he can bring hope...

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