REIWA agents support Salvation Army’s 2018 Sleeping Bag Appeal

REIWA Community REInvest Coordinator Kate Gorce-Macham with Salvation Army representative Keira Mcconkey collecting sleeping bags and blankets during the 2017 Sleeping Bag Appeal.
REIWA Community REInvest Coordinator Kate Gorce-Macham with Salvation Army representative Keira Mcconkey collecting sleeping bags and blankets during the 2017 Sleeping Bag Appeal.

WITH the official start of winter a few days away REIWA and its agents are again supporting The Salvation Army’s annual Sleeping Bag Appeal to help the homeless during the colder months.

The appeal encourages West Australians to donate sleeping bags and blankets which The Salvation Army will distribute to those in need.

REIWA president Hayden Groves said for those living rough on our streets, the winter months were especially difficult.

“Most of us take it for granted that we have a roof over our head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night,” he said.

“However, for the growing number of homeless people in our state, this is not their reality.

“The Salvos’ Sleeping Bag Appeal is a small way you can help bring some much needed warmth and comfort to those sleeping rough on our streets.

“West Australians are well known for their generosity, so I encourage everyone who is in a position to help to donate a sleeping bag or blanket to this very worthy cause.”

Nearly one in five respondents in The Salvation Army’s annual Economic, Social & Impact Survey said finding a safe and secure place to live was their greatest challenge on a day-to-day basis.

Mr Groves said these results were troubling and more needed to be done to help the homeless in WA and stop this issue growing.

“Every West Australian deserves access to safe, affordable and accessible housing options,” he said.

“Housing stress is a major contributor to the growing levels of homelessness on our streets, and charitable groups like the Salvation Army are not going to be able to fix this problem alone.

“Homelessness is complex and we need a coordinated approach from all levels of government in collaboration with the private sector to help eradicate it.”

If you would like to be a part of the real estate industry’s support of the homeless you can donate new or freshly laundered sleeping bags or blankets at the following collection points until June 22.

Northern & Western

Airey Real Estate, 1/355 Stirling Highway, Claremont

Caporn Young Estate Agents, 4/355 Stirling Highway, Claremont

Caporn Young Estate Agents, 3/907 Canning Highway, Applecross

Caporn Young Estate Agents, 19-21 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle

dethridgeGROVES, 3 Norfolk Street, Fremantle

First National Real Estate Druitt & Shead, 193A Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview

O’Rourke Realty Investments, 62 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough

Space Real Estate, 2 Napoleon Street, Cottesloe

Eastern & Central

Burswood Peninsula Real Estate, 26 The Circus, Burswood

Capital Property Advisory, Level 3, Suite 28 , 22 Railway Road, Subiaco

HKY Real Estate, 12 Main Street, Ellenbrook

Joyce Property Investments, 1050 Hay Street, West Perth

Momentum Wealth, Level 2, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Ray White Uxcel, 11/222 Walter Road, Morley

REIWA, 215 Hay Street, Subiaco

Roleystone Real Estate, 2 Soldiers Road, Roleystone

SABRE Real Estate, Unit 7, 151 James Street, Guildford

Southern

Bourkes, 272 Canning Highway, Como

Colleen Gandini Residential, 33C Ardross Street, Applecross

Rentwest Solutions, 42 Kishorn Road, Applecross

Regional

Zion Real Estate, 76 Bayley Street, Coolgardie