Reiwa collecting for 2019 Salvation Army Sleeping Bag Appeal

Reiwa Community REInvest coordinator Kate Gorce-Macham and the Salvos Keira Mcconkey with items collected during last year’s appeal.
Reiwa Community REInvest coordinator Kate Gorce-Macham and the Salvos Keira Mcconkey with items collected during last year’s appeal.

THE Salvation Army has launched its annual Sleeping Bag Appeal and Reiwa and its agents are again supporting the event.

The appeal aims to bring comfort to the homeless on WA streets by collecting warm sleeping bags and blankets, which the Salvos distribute to those in need.

Reiwa president Damian Collins said the real estate industry had been driving the appeal for the last five years.

“Each year we see how tough it can be for homeless people during the colder months,” he said.

“Most of us take for granted that we have a roof over our head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night, however for the growing number of homeless people in our state, this is not their reality.

“This appeal is a small way you can help make a difference by simply donating a sleeping bag or blanket to this worthy cause.”

West Australians who would like to be a part of the real estate industry’s support of the homeless can drop off new or freshly laundered sleeping bags or blankets at one of the designated local Reiwa agency collection points from Monday May 27 to Friday June21.

Over 100,000 West Australians received assistance from the Salvos in 2018 and public relations secretary Warren Palmer said the collection was a valued initiative that supported the work of The Salvation Army.

“Over the last 12 months The Salvation Army has supported over 4000 people experiencing homelessness through our morning breakfast meal, Street Outreach teams connecting with those on the streets on the weekends and through The Beacon, our 102-bed facility in Northbridge, he said.

“Through Reiwa’s support, great comfort and care is being shown to people on the edge of life.

“The Sleeping Bag Appeal is more than just about comfort but in some cases, especially during winter, can be a significant health lifeline.”

Local collection points:

Northern & Western
Abel Property, 247 Oxford Street, Leederville
Airey Real Estate, 1/355 Stirling Highway, Claremont
Caporn Young Estate Agents, 4/355 Stirling Highway, Claremont
Caporn Young Estate Agents, 19-21 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle
Centro Estates, 1/590 Hay Street, Subiaco
dethridgeGroves, 3 Norfolk Street, Fremantle
First National Real Estate Druitt & Shead, 193A Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview
Harvey Real Estate, 149 Jersey Street, Wembley
iSell Real Estate, Shop 19, Belridge Shopping Centre, Cnr Gwendoline Drive & Ocean Reef Road, Beldon
M & M Property, 1/193 Oxford Street, Leederville
O’Rourke Realty Investments, 62 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough
Reiwa, 215 Hay Street, Subiaco
Rental Management Australia, Unit 4, 80 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup
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
CBRE, Level 25, QV1, 250 St George’s Terrace, Perth
HKY Real Estate, 12 Main Street, Ellenbrook
Joyce Property Investments, Ground Floor 16 Altona Street, West Perth
Momentum Wealth, Level 2, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth
Ray White Uxcel, 11/222 Walter Road, Morley
Roleystone Real Estate, 2 Soldiers Road, Roleystone
Sabre Real Estate, Unit 7, 151 James Street, Guildford

Acton Victoria Park, 2 Mint Street, East Victoria Park
Caporn Young Estate Agents, 3/907 Canning Highway, Applecross
Bourkes, 272 Canning Highway, Como
Colleen Gandini Residential, 33C Ardross Street, Applecross
Naked Edge Real Estate, 6/1451 Albany Highway, Cannington
Rental Management Australia, Unit 23-24, 397 Warnbro Sound Avenue, Port Kennedy
Rentwest Solutions, 42 Kishorn Road, Applecross

Zion Real Estate, 76 Bayley Street, Coolgardie