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
Bourkes, 272 Canning Highway, Como
Colleen Gandini Residential, 33C Ardross Street, Applecross
Rentwest Solutions, 42 Kishorn Road, Applecross
Zion Real Estate, 76 Bayley Street, Coolgardie