RESIDENTS helped 320 families in need this Christmas, with generous donations of food to the Salvation Army’s Morley branch.
In part stockpiled at the City of Bayswater, the Salvation Army’s Morley branch collected the non-perishable donations as part the organisation’s Christmas appeal.
Salvation Army Morley Major Warren Elliott said they had so many donations this year they will probably have some food left over to last into January.
“We’ve been working with the City for some time for the annual Christmas Appeal and it’s great for us to see that number of people helped at Christmas,” he said.
Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna thanked community members for their generosity.
“Christmas is a hard time for many families and we feel honoured to be able to help the Salvation Army in this small way and make the festive season a little bit easier for those in need,” he said.
This Christmas, the Salvation Army across Australia helped provide people shelter, gifts for children who would otherwise get none, hampers for people struggling to afford basic meals and support for those struck by disaster.